FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Calif. Mass-Shooting Suspect Suffered from PTSD

October 13, 2011  | 

The man believed to have killed eight at a southern California beauty salon on Wednesday is an ex-marine with a history of mental illness and domestic violence.

Former tugboat crewman Scott Dekraai, 42, began suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a 2007 tugboat accident that crippled his leg.

Dekraai has a history of mental illness, including bipolar disorder and mood swings, according to court records. He allegedly physically abused his ex-wife Michelle, who died in the shooting, during their relationship.

Also, Dekraai's stepfather filed a temporary restraining order against his stepson in 2007 after Scott attacked him, causing cuts and bruises on his face and right arm. Scott's son witnessed the assault.

Source: LAist

Related: 8 Dead In Calif. Salon Massacre

Tags: Active Shooters, PTSD, California


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Fired Phoenix Chief Speaks Out About Unions
Now-former Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia continued to be defiant following Thursday's...
Video: Iowa Officers Injured When Man Rams Squad Car
A Waterloo, Iowa, man rammed his SUV into a police car, injuring two officers during a...
Video: Philadelphia Officer Praised for Not Shooting AR-Wielding Man
"I immediately announced 'police, drop the weapon.' About the second time I yelled it, he...
Man Shot After Attempting to Run Over Michigan Officer
A 24-year-old Port Huron man was shot by police Tuesday after officers said he tried to...
Video: Bystander Urges Panhandling Suspect to Fight California Police
The incident occurred Monday afternoon, when officers were called to reports of an...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine