A Lynwood police officer accused of killing one man and wounding two others in a two-state shooting spree was released from jail Tuesday evening his alibi for the two-state shooting spree was verified.
Brian Dorian's release comes just hours after he pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges in Will County court.
Prior to his release, he was taken to the Will County Sheriff Department’s investigations division in Joliet with his attorneys, Bob Odekirk and Dave Carlson.
They met with prosecutors and investigators, who were able to verify that Dorian was using his computer at the time of the shootings, Odekirk said, according to the Joliet Herald-News.
"Based on the evidence we have... it would have been physcially impossible for Brian Dorian to commit these crimes," said Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow.
Dorian's release Tuesday is on a recognizance bond. It'll be followed up in court Wednesday with a motion to formally dismiss the charges.
Glasgow apologized for inconveniencing Dorian, but added that he expects Dorian to understand.
"If he were in our shoes, and he had a suspect under these circumstances, Brian Dorian would have acted the same way," said Glasgow, adding that the evidence pointing to Dorian was "uncanny."
He said that if it weren't for forensic testing on Dorian's computer, it would have been very difficult for Dorian to prove his innocence.
"Brian Dorian can thank God for computer technology," said Glasgow.
Rolando Alonso, 45, was killed and Josh Garza, 19, was severely injured in the shooting at a construction site near Beecher last Tuesday. The same gunman is believed to have then driven to Lowell, Ind., where he shot farmer Keith Dahl.
Dorian's father, John Dorian, had some choice words for the authorities who pointed the finger at his son.
"They ought to be investigating this Glasgow and the judicial system of Will County," he said. "To have a person, Glasgow, say on TV, 'We have the policeman behind bars. He is the shooter,' that's defamation of character."
Ken Drapeau, whose son, Dylan, was killed in a 2007 crash involving Dorian, called Tuesday's change of course an "emotional rollercoaster."
"Anybody can leave a computer on. Somebody else could have been on it. I mean, what's that all about?" said Drapeau. "If they release this man, I think everybody should lock their doors."
Drapeau said there's no doubt in his mind that Dorian is the "honey bee killer" and will strike again. He said he has little faith in Will County authorities and believes officials they protected Dorian from charges following Dylan Drapeau's death.
Dorian had been held since Friday on $2.5 million since his arrest in the early morning hours of Oct. 8.