Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Navy Shooter One Of The Navy's Own

How could anyone have known 34 year Aron Alexis was not reporting to duty for an honest day's pay when he passed through the check point at the Navy Sea Systems Command, Building 197 on Monday, September 16th, 2013, in Washington D.C. After arriving at the building, Alexis made his way to an overlook in the building and began to open fire.

AR-15 File Photo

Perhaps there was an unrecognized clue.  In 2004, Alexis was arrested in Seattle for shooting out the tires of a car belonging to another man.  Alexis said he was in a black-out rage.

There are 12 people dead and 8 others injured.  Alexis was armed with two rifles including the lethal an AR-15 assault rifle plus a 9 mm pistol.  Most of the shots taken were with the AR-15.

Alexis had been discharged by the Navy after several discipline problems including the unlawful discharge of a firearm.  He was working as an employee of the sub-contractor, Thomas Hosko.  The company reported there were no problems with the ex-navy electrician.

A second shooter was originally reported during early reports.  However, no link to a second shooter can be found, though the matter remains under investigation.  

Alexis may have suffered post traumatic stress disorder after pulling several people to safety during the 911 attacks.  So says his father, according to International Business Times.

Our hearts go out to the innocent people who became victims of this vicious shooting.  

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