Monday, June 24, 2013

Veteran's standoff with SWAT ends peacefully

Headland shooting suspect likely suffered from PTSD
Dothan Eagle
June 21, 2013

Headland Police Chief Mark Jones said a 27-year-old man likely suffered from post traumatic stress disorder from former military service when he fired an AK-47 toward police officers on Thursday.

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No one was injured in the shooting.

Jones outlined some of the details Friday of the shooting that brought more than 40 law enforcement officers to Headland, including three different SWAT teams.
“He was at home by himself. I think he’s got some psychological issues. I think he’s former military, and might be suffering from PTSD,” Jones said. “I think it was just in his mind somebody else was there.”
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