Burbank, Ca.-Authorities now believe that the suspected shooter in the interactive video game, "Tactical Weapons", who shot a man here, escaped from the game soon afterward and is now on the lam.
Police found Amos Walker 's lifeless, bullet ridden body slumped over in his chair, the gun shaped joystick still clutched in his hand. Bullet holes had also punctured the large screen LCD TV on which the game had been played.
At the time police determined that the bullets had come from within the set, based on glass shards found on Mr. Walker's living room floor. The discovery prompted a nation-wide recall of the game title, which they believed was responsible for Mr. Walker's death.
A failed attempt to trap the killer, in the guise of a neighborhood electrical blackout the night of the discovery was unsuccessful. A longer, state-wide blackout was also a failure. Authorities are at a loss as to what to do next. Consultations with the game's development team have proven fruitless so far.
Authorities have once again cautioned people not to play the game and return it to the place of purchase for refund or exchange. In fact, they suggest that you leave any video game console, no matter the brand, unplugged until the killer is apprehended.
"This is a totally new experience for law enforcement." said United States Attorney General Eric Holder. "We have a stealthy virtual killer on the loose. We don't know how far he can travel or where he'll strike next."