Gary Amaya

Brian Dorian

Will County Pays $126K To Cop Wrongly Accused As ‘Honeybee Killer’

Will County has agreed to pay $126,500 to settle a lawsuit brought by a suburban cop whom the Will County sheriff wrongly accused of being the “Honeybee killer,” the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.


Brian Dorian, a Lynwood police officer, talks about being wrongly charged as the so-called "Honeybee Killer" in October 2010. He is suing Will County authorities for $10 million. (Credit: CBS)

Dorian Recalls ‘Nightmare’ Of Being Wrongly Charged As ‘Honeybee Killer’

He was thrown in jail, accused of being the “Honeybee Killer.” Now, he’s fighting back. Brian Dorian is now suing Will County for being wrongly arrested and charged with another man’s crimes. He vented his frustration on Tuesday in an exclusive interview with CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.

CBS 2–10/18/2011

Brian Dorian was wrongly accused of being the "Honey Bee Killer." (CBS)

Vindicated Suspect In ‘Honey Bee Killer’ Case Sues Authorities

A south suburban police officer has filed a federal lawsuit seeking more than $10 million, after he was arrested and pegged as the “Honey Bee Killer” responsible for a two-state shooting spree last year.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

Photo Of Gary Amaya. (CBS)

‘Honeybee’ Murder Investigation Closed

Will County sheriff’s police have officially closed the “Honeybee” murder investigation.


Jason McDaniel turned the tables on an armed intruder at L.A. Tan in Orland Park. (CBS)

Church Honors ‘Honeybee’ Hero

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (WBBM) – Jason McDaniel, along with his wife and toddler daughter, accepted a plaque, engraved bible and gift certificate from the pastor of Ashburn Baptist Church in south suburban Orland Park this […]

WBBM Newsradio–01/02/2011

Photo Of Gary Amaya. (CBS)

‘Honeybee’ Suspect Had A Jekyll And Hyde Character

A man who once worked with the suspected “honeybee killer” describes how Gary Amaya pulled a gun on him – twice.

WBBM Newsradio–12/22/2010

Jason McDaniel killed L.A. Tan gunman Gary Amaya (right). (CBS)

L.A. Tan Honors Hero Who Killed Gunman

The tanning salon chain awarded Jason McDaniel $5,000 for his bravery for disarming Gary Amaya, the suspected “Honeybee Killer.”


Photo Of Gary Amaya. (CBS)

‘Honeybee Killer’ Suspect Has Suburban Connection

A man in the Morris area who knew suspect Gary Amaya when he lived there says he was quiet, humorless and reclusive.


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Victim Of ‘Honeybee’ Suspect Tells Chilling Story

CHICAGO (WBBM/CBS) – The woman who says she was almost another victim of “honeybee killer” suspect Gary Amaya is telling her chilling story of survival to the Chicago Sun-Times. LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya Reports […]

CBS 2–12/16/2010

Photo Of Gary Amaya. (CBS)

Police Confirm Link Between Robbery, ‘Honeybee’ Shootings

Authorities on Thursday confirmed that a gun used in the robbery of an Orland Park tanning salon was the same gun used in an October shooting spree, but stopped short of saying the suspect in the two cases is one and the same.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2010

In this image, Jason McDaniel  (left) is ready to lunge for the weapon held by Gary Amaya (right). An employee for LA Tan has been tied up and is sitting in a chair.

L.A. Tan Steps Up Security As Workers Try To Cope

Just days after a gunman was shot to death by a customer-turned-hero, an Orland Park tanning salon is stepping up security. And, as CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, employees are finding security in each other, too.


An Image From Surveillance Video At L.A. Tan In Orland Park. (CBS)

Surveillance Video Released In LA Tan Robbery, Shooting

Surveillance video from the weekend robbery and subsequent shooting at an LA Tan in Orland Park was released Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2010

Brian Dorian

Wrongly Accused Officer Breaks His Silence

The Lynwood police officer who was wrongly accused of murder in the two-state “honeybee shooting spree” in October has broken his silence now that it appears the real killer is dead.


Jason McDaniel killed L.A. Tan gunman Gary Amaya (right). (CBS)

‘Honeybee Killer’: Case Closed?

It’s likely investigators will comment today as evidence mounts that the gunman killed at an Orland Park tanning salon over the weekend, was the “honeybee killer.”

CBS Chicago–12/14/2010

Beecher Suspect New Sketch

UPDATE: Salon Gun Matches Gun In ‘Honeybee’ Spree

The pistol used in a weekend robbery at an Orland Park tanning parlor is the same weapon that killed a man and wounded two others during a two-state shooting spree in October.


Jason McDaniel killed L.A. Tan gunman Gary Amaya (right). (CBS)

Praise Continues For Man Who Killed L.A. Tan Gunman

Company gives Jason McDaniel a $5,000 reward and a lifetime of free tanning — for turning the tables on a suspected killer.


Police tape surrounds the Rankin home of Gary Amaya.

Downstate Town Can’t Believe ‘Honeybee Killer’ May Have Lived There

Rankin, Ill. neighbors of Gary Amaya had no suspicions that he may have been the gunman in an October shooting spree that straddled two states.

CBS 2–12/13/2010