Source: Anthony Castellano / ABC News
Aaron Alexis, the gunman who killed 12 people at the DC Navy Yard, had been stewing over a perceived slight for about a year, would stay up all night playing military-style video games, and kept asking friends for financial help, acquaintances of the shooter told ABC News.
One woman said she believes Alexis ruined her new car in a fit of anger when she couldn’t give him rides.
The FBI is now scrambling to learn anything and everything they can about the shooter’s past, which include previous brushes with the law and frustration about his pay as a consultant during a contracting trip to Japan and difficulties finding full time work.
Alexis, 34, began running into trouble as a Naval reservist in 2010. ABC News has found that the Navy sought to give him a general discharge, a status that is less than an honorable discharge. But the Navy was not successful and Alexis instead sought an honorable discharge through what is called the early enlisted transition program. He was honorably discharged in January 2011.
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