The FBI agent who allegedly fired shots at a Grand Rapids, MI, police officer Tuesday felt paranoid at the time of the incident, according to a source close to the case.
The agent was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on a felony charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and a misdemeanor charge of brandishing a firearm.
The source told WOOD TV the agent and his partner came from Las Vegas, but were in Grand Rapids to conduct interviews on a case. The two went to dinner and then to a bar, the source says.
The shots were fired around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday near a Planet Fitness. Officers were called there after the agent was seen with a firearm inside the gym. Authorities say the suspect shot at a police sergeant who tried to speak with him outside.
No one was hurt. The agent was arrested.
The source close to the investigation told 24 Hour News 8 the agent felt paranoid, thought people were out to get him and even blacked out. He has a vague recollection of what happened.