Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mental Illness, No Surprise

Investigators delved into the background Thursday of a U.S. soldier who had been treated for mental illness before he killed three people and himself a day earlier at an Army base in Fort Hood, Texas, where another deadly rampage took place in 2009, military officials said.
Also, not surprising, and fitting into the pattern of Clackamas Mall, Appalachian Law School, New Life Church:
Milley said the shooter walked into one of the unit buildings, opened fire, then got into a vehicle and fired from there. He then went into another building and opened fire again, until he was engaged by Fort Hood law enforcement officers.
When confronted by a female military police officer, he shot himself with his semi-automatic weapon in the parking lot.
"He was approaching her at about 20 feet. He put his hands up, then reached under his jacket, pulled out the (.45) and she pulled out her weapon and then she engaged, and he then put the weapon to his head," Milley said. 
It makes you wonder if the death toll would have been lower had the shooter experienced armed resistance earlier.  Actually, I don't wonder at all.

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