Navy Yard shooter once arrested in Seattle shooting incident

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.

aaron alexisPolice reports show Aaron Alexis may have lived with his grandmother on Beacon Hill some nine years ago, and police say he shot up a car’s tires over an apparent parking dispute in 2004.

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.

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5 comments

  • J W

    "Court records say Alexis had a concealed weapons permit for a .45 caliber Glock pistol." This is sloppy reporting. Washington issues a Concealed Pistol License, not a Concealed Weapons Permit. The license is issued to an individual and is not for a specific gun. This leads me to wonder when they report that he used an "assault rifle" if, in fact, that is true. Assault rifle is a very specific term. The weapon must be a carbine, have selective fire (full automatic) capability, a large capacity detachable magazine and fire an intermediate powered cartridge. Whether or not the weapon used was fully automatic is an important detail.

  • Joe

    He probably just though that he would impress Obama as one of the domestic foot solders Obama called for since 2008, kinda’ like the Black Panthers standing in front of the voting booth with weapons in hand threating voters only to be let go by brother Eric Holder.

  • Agrippa 76

    Why are you guys showing people where his family lives? What are you gonna report if something happens to his grandmother at her home. She has absolutely nothing to do with the bad choice he made. If something happens to her, her blood is on your hands. STOP SHOWING THE PUBLIC WHERE HIS GRANDMOTHER LIVES.