Apparently had some anger management issues.
Six years earlier, he had been arrested on a gun charge following an incident in Seattle. On May 6, 2004, two construction workers had parked their 1986 Honda Accord adjacent to a home where Alexis was staying.
“The victims reported seeing a man, later identified by police as Alexis, walk out of the home next to their worksite, pull a gun from his waistband and fire three shots into the two rear tires of their Honda before he walked slowly back to his home north of the construction site,” according to SPD Blotter, a site maintained by the Seattle Police Department.
When police arrived on the scene, they could not locate Alexis. But SPD Blotter reports that construction workers told police that Alexis “had ‘stared’ at construction workers at the job site every day over the last month prior to the shooting. The owner of the construction business told police he believed Alexis was angry over the parking situation around the work site.”
On June 3, Seattle cops arrested Alexis. During a search of his home, officers found a gun and ammunition. Alexis told police that he had been “mocked” by the construction crew and that the crew had “disrespected him.”
“Alexis also claimed he had an anger-fueled ‘blackout,’ and could not remember firing his gun at the victims’ vehicle until an hour after the incident,” SPD Blotter reports.
Alexis also told police he was present during “the tragic events of September 11, 2001” and described “how those events had disturbed him.”
Detectives later spoke with Alexis’ father, who lived in New York at the time, who told police Alexis had anger management problems associated with PTSD, and that Alexis had been an active participant in rescue attempts on September 11th, 2001.
Detectives referred the case to the Seattle Municipal Court for charges.
3 thoughts on “Navy Yard shooter”
This could go two different ways. We could start funding social programs, including help for people hearing voices, and start some real gun control. Or we can put up webcams everywhere and start publishing the names of people who look at anything for too long.
I wonder what we’ll do? They’re both such good choices.
Missed one Quixote: We could privatize the prison industry and incarcerate the poor and the mentally ill.
ZOMG. Yes. Three choices! So hard to remember them all. But that’s what a free country is all about. Choice!
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