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The strange life and story of accused Honey Bee Killer

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The man who has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder and has become known around Chicago as “The Honey Bee Killer” has had a very strange past. Slowly, more and more facts about his behavior from prior years to just after the crimes he has been accused of committing have been coming out. The portrait of the, Brian Dorian, is one that is, to say the least, puzzling.

The first time Dorian ended up in the news was back in 2006 and then in 2007. At that time he was driving his pickup truck when he struck a vehicle making a left turn. In that vehicle was Dylan Drapeau. He was a talented musician and valedictorian at Crete-Monee High Schoool. Drapeau was killed. Dorian was never charged with manslaughter although he was ticketed for speeding, claiming that he was traveling about 85 to 100 miles an hour in an 55-mile-per-hour zone. Drapeau’s family accused the police of favoritism and sued to try and get money. The case was settled for $300,000.

Making that story even stranger, a witness came forward and spoke to Drapeau’s parents at their son’s wake. He claimed that he witnessed police officers turning away other witnesses. He claimed he had seen Dorian plow into Drapeau’s car, which did not match with Dorian’s story that Drapeau had pulled out in front of him.

Modern day strangeness

Then came this past week. The ex-cop, Dorian, is now accused of shooting three men in Illinois and Indiana. He is charged with the death of Rolando Alonso, 45, and the father of 10 children. The other two men he shot are still in the hospital in serious condition.

Dorian was on medical leave. He reportedly had a shoulder injury that kept him from working as a Lynwood police officer. Shortly after the shootings occurred he posted an update on his Facebook page that stated: “Holy Crap! I got pulled over in Shererville and ordered out at gunpoint because I matched this lunatic’s description. I definately (sic) don’t like being on the other side of gun barrels pointed at me!”

Dorian had been hired by Lynwood back in 1998. He worked for the department until 2003 and then moved to a patrol job with the Lansin Police Department. He returned to Lynwood in 2005. He had been on medical leave since October of 2009 when he reportedly suffered an injury to his shoulder while off duty.

The day after the murder neighbors claim they say Dorian in and around the area and that he appeared friendly and “care-free.” Some also claim to have seen him riding his motorcycle around on Thursday, the day before he was arrested.

Dorian’s family has come out in his defense. His father appeared on local news reports claiming that his son is being falsely accused and making threats against the Lynwood Police and the Will County Sheriff’s department. Dorian’s brother has come out and said that he feels his brother is not capable of committing the crimes he is accused of.

Dorian will appear on court Tuesday, October 12, for the first time.

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