As we learn more and more about Omar Mateen, the Muslim shooter in Orlando, more and more information about the man show a complicated individual.
The newest revelations from both his wife and ex-classmate begs the question, was Mateen gay?
When asked by CNN, Mateen's ex wife, whom he abuse, couldn't answer why Mateen had visited Pulse Nightclub at least a dozen times, or if he was gay. Most wives know, the fact she isn't sure is telling.
A former classmate of Omar Mateen’s 2006 police academy class said he believed Mateen was gay, saying Mateen once asked him out.
Officials say Mateen shot and killed 49 people and injured 53 others at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning. The classmate said that he, Mateen and other classmates would hang out, sometimes going to gay nightclubs, after classes at the Indian River Community College police academy.
He said Mateen asked him out romantically.
“We went to a few gay bars with him, and I was not out at the time, so I declined his offer,” the former classmate said. He asked that his name not be used.
He believed Mateen was gay, but not open about it. Mateen was awkward, and for a while the classmate and the rest in the group of friends felt sorry for him. “He just wanted to fit in and no one liked him,” he said. “He was always socially awkward.”