I reserve my right to feel uncomfortable reserve my right to be afraid.
I make mistakes and I am humbled every step of the way.
I want to be a better person. I wanna know the master plan.
Cast your stones, cast your judgement, you don’t make me who I am.
Friends say Aaron Alexis regularly meditated at a local Buddhist temple, was unfailingly courteous and never showed signs of the violence that is now his legacy.
But police reports paint a darker picture of the Fort Worth man, including an anger-fueled “blackout” and shooting in Seattle in 2004 and, more recently, a firearms incident at a Fort Worth apartment, after which a neighbor told police that she was “terrified” of him.
One friend said that Alexis, a former electrician’s mate in the Navy, was upset with the government because of a dispute over benefits.
Alexis, 34, is accused of opening fire on workers at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday. Twelve people were killed and several others wounded before Alexis was fatally shot.
Authorities said they have not established a motive for the shooting.
“I don’t think he’d do this,” said Nutpisit Suthamtewakul, who described himself as Alexis’ “best friend” and roommate for three years.
“He has a gun, but I don’t think he’s that stupid,” said Suthamtewakul, owner of Happy Bowl Thai in White Settlement, where Alexis also worked as a waiter at times. “He didn’t seem aggressive to me.”
Alexis was arrested by Seattle police in 2004 after shooting out two tires of a car parked next door to his home. He told authorities that construction workers had “disrespected him.”
He also told police that he had blacked out and didn’t remember the shooting until hours later, according to a police report posted by the Seattle Times.
The Fort Worth incident happened in September 2010. Alexis was arrested after shooting a hole through the floor of a woman’s apartment.
The woman, who was not identified, told police that Alexis had confronted her in a parking lot a few days earlier about making too much noise and that she felt the shooting was intentional.
He said the gun had discharged while he was cleaning it, and he was never formally charged in the case.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, "Navy Yard Shooter Had at Least Two Gun-Related Incidents In Past" (via inothernews)
Another reason we need stricter gun laws against previous offenders perhaps? Rather he obtained these high powered guns through the black market or not. The same issue appears to re surface. Food for thought…