A Lidl warehouse worker who has a fascination with infamous killers and mass shootings and planned a ‘hitman-style attack’ will be jailed.

Reed Wischhusen, 32, was found guilty at Bristol Crown Court of having an explosive substance and possessing ammunition with intent to kill people.

Wischusen was also found guilty of possessing a prohibited firearm without a certificate.

He listed people he believed had wronged him in the past as targets for an attack in a document called ‘Revenge’.

In the document, he wrote: ‘Yes, revenge is on my mind it’s a powerful motivator, be nice to get back at the people who caused me stress and worry over the years it’s been eating away at my brain like cancer.’

Prosecutors argued the ‘revenge’ document had outlined his murderous intentions – and said he was ‘building’ the weaponry needed to turn it into a reality.

Wischhusen previously admitted possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possessing a prohibited firearm and possessing ammunition without a firearm certificate.

Video grab from police bodycam footage of the police visit to Reed Wischhusen's homen Wick St Lawrence, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, on 28 November 2022. Released October 4 2023. See SWNS story SWCCshooter.A firearms officer said he 'thought he was going to die' as he shot a man accused of assembling an arsenal of weapons for a 'revenge' killing spree at his former primary school. Reed Wischhusen, 32, who a court heard fantasised over infamous school shootings including at Columbine and Dunblane, was seen in body worn footage rushing down the stairs to confront cops with a gun.In videos, which have been shown to the jury, three shots are heard being fired as officers battle to restrain him.They later found he had drawn up a chilling 'kill-list' of former classmates, teachers and police staff he wanted to target, a jury was told.
Video grab from police bodycam footage of the police visit to Reed Wischhusen’s home on November 28 2022 (Picture: von and Somerset Police/SWNS)
Undated handout photo issued by Avon and Somerset Police of a homemade submachine gun found in Reed Wischhusen's house. Wischhusen is charged with possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life, possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and two counts of possessing a firearm and two counts of possessing ammunition. Issue date: Thursday October 5, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story COURTS Weapons . Photo credit should read: Avon and Somerset Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
A homemade submachine gun found in Reed Wischhusen’s house (Picture: PA)
Reed Wischhusen. Photo released October 13 2023. See SWNS story SWCCverdict.A gunman who assembled an arsenal of weapons over a decade and planned a 'Columbine-style' attack has been found guilty of all charges.Reed Wischhusen, 32, was convicted by a jury after of multiple counts including 'attempting to endanger life' by storing firearms, ammunition and explosives at his home. He had already admitted other charges of 'possession' and will be sentenced in December. The defendant had drawn up the 'kill-list' of former classmates and others he wanted to target, a jury was told.
Wischhusen will be jailed following his trial at Bristol Crown Court (Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary/SWNS)

The judge said: ‘In terms of where we go from here, I would not be prepared to sentence without a pre-sentence report and I will order one and it will have to look at the issue of dangerousness.

‘I think there should also be a psychiatric report because there are so many troubling features about the defendant’s conduct.’

During the one-week trial, the court heard how the Lidl worker had a fascination with mass shootings like the Oklahoma bombing in 1995, Dunblane massacre in 1996 and the Columbine shooting in 1999.

He was described as having developed a ‘macabre interest in infamous killers’ such as Thomas Hamilton, the Dunblane shooter, Raoul Moat, and American cop killer Ralph Mclean.

Wischhusen attempted to take his own life during a police search of his home in November 2022.

The jury was directed by Judge Martin Picton earlier to find Wischhusen guilty of an eighth charge of having an explosive substance.

He has been remanded in custody until his sentence on December 15 and the judge ordered pre-sentence reports.

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