Aaron Alexis: ‘Anger-Fueled-Blackout’

DC shooting suspect arrested in Seattle in ’04

Aaron Alexis, who police believe was a gunman at the Washington Navy Yard shooting in Washington

Aaron Alexis. Source AP/FBI

SEATTLE – The man identified by Washington D.C. police as a suspect in this morning’s shooting at a U.S. Navy Yard was arrested in Seattle in 2004 after an incident that he later described to police as an anger-fueled “blackout.”

Seattle Police say Aaron Alexis was arrested June 3rd 2004, a few days after shooting out the tires of a car parked in a driveway next to a home where he was staying in the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Police say the morning of May 6th 2004, construction workers reported a man coming out of a house near where they were working and shooting out the tires of a Honda Accord that they had driven to the site and then returning to a nearby home.

Initially police say they couldn’t find the shooter, but a couple of days later they were able to track him down and arrest him outside his home.  Once they searched that home, police say they found a gun and ammunition in Alexis’ room.  Alexis was booked into the King County Jail for malicious mischief.

Detectives say Alexis told them he believed he was being “mocked” by the construction workers and that they had “disrespected him.”  He also told detectives he had an anger-fueled “blackout” and didn’t remember firing his gun until well after the incident was over.

Detectives say they were able to speak with Alexis’ father in New York who said his son had anger management issues related to PTSD.  Alexis’ father also said that his son had been a participant in rescue attempts on September 11, 2001.

 KOMO News

2 Comments on “Aaron Alexis: ‘Anger-Fueled-Blackout’”

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