SEATTLE — We’re learning more about the suspect involved in the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C.
Police say he was also involved in at least two other gun-related incidents, including one in Seattle.
Court records say Alexis had a concealed weapons permit for a .45 caliber Glock pistol.
Seattle police say Alexis fired his gun three times into the tires of a car that was parked next door. That car belonged to a construction worker who was working next to his grandmother’s house.
Nobody was inside the vehicle, and nobody was hurt.
Alexis then went back into the house after firing one more shot into the air. When cops questioned Alexis about the shooting, he told officers he didn’t remember the incident until an hour afterward and that he had a “blackout” fueled by anger.
Police also interviewed Alexis’ father, who said Aaron suffered from anger management problems possibly stemming from his experience in rescue attempts on Sept. 11, 2001.
During this investigation, Alexis told cops that the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, disturbed him.
Plus, in 2010, cops in Texas say Alexis shot a bullet into his ceiling – and into his upstairs neighbor’s apartment. The police report says it happened over an ongoing argument about a noise complaint
Meanwhile, Alexis’ family members in New York state are struggling to come to grips with Monday’s shooting.
Whatever the reason as to why Alexis wasn’t prosecuted for shooting up the car tires back in 2004, people are going to want answers, arguing that an intervention back then could have saved lives on Monday.