Saturday, October 29, 2016

Police Officer Struggle With PTSD Iraq Veteran On Video

Video: Man with apparent PTSD struggles with Gladstone officer, asks girlfriend to ‘shoot him’

OCTOBER 28, 2016

GLADSTONE, Mo. -- A Gladstone police officer struggled with a suspect for about 4 minutes, trying to keep Aaron Barker, 32, from getting a hold of his gun.

Barker's girlfriend Megan took video during the fight and wanted to explain that the man she loves suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after serving as a mortar man during a 10-month deployment in Iraq, where he saw combat every day and was blown up by a hidden bomb.

In the video above, FOX 4's Shannon O'Brien talked to Megan, who didn't want to show her face, but did want to explain Barker's actions.
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