The suspect in Monday’s U.S. Navy Yard massacre was arrested in Seattle in 2004 after shooting out the tires of a car during an “anger-fueled blackout,” according to Seattle police.
Aaron Alexis, his father told Seattle police at the time, allegedly suffered from anger-management problems related to post-traumatic stress disorder. His father told Seattle police that Alexis had assisted in the recovery efforts at Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001.
From the Queens Courier:
A Queens native is connected to the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday that left more than a dozen people dead, federal authorities said.
The FBI identified Aaron Alexis, 34, formally of Flushing, as a gunman in the shooting, which began at about 8:20 a.m. at the Navy House in Washington D.C., officials said.
At least 13 people are confirmed dead, including Alexis, who authorities said died this afternoon.
Alexis fired on workers in the cafeteria and hallways before he was subdued, according to reports. Alexis worked for the Navy as an aviation electrician, reports said. According to the FBI, he most recently lived in Fort Worth, Texas.