Gun Facts Mass Public Shooting Database 2019-08-07
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KilledMagazine CapacityFirearm usedMental Health
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DateStateCityAttacker NameAge 1st AttackerAge 2nd AttackerRace Perp #1Race Perp #2Gender 1st AttackerGender 2nd AttackerTotal KilledKilled in publicWoundedVenueCattle Pen Situation1994 Federal Assault Weapon UsedPerp StatusPart of other crimeMultiple GunsHow Guns Were Obtained>=10 Rounds>= 15 RoundsNotesHandgunRifleShotgunHandgun & RifleHandgun & ShotgunAll Three TypesGun Free ZoneMental IllnessSeeing mental health care professionals prior to attackNotes on Mental Health StatusMalesFemalesFemales as a percent of all victimsMales as a percent of all victims
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08/04/2019OhioDaytonConnor Betts24WhiteMale9926Other - OutdoorsNoYesKilled by PoliceNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYes
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/c/embed/00b7d7ed-842e-4e43-80d6-7526b9903088

Former girlfriend reports he was delusions, wrestled with hallucinations and menacing voices in his head, had suffered from psychosis since he was young and feared developing schizophrenia
4544%56%
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08/03/2019TexasEl PasoPatrick Crusius21WhiteMale222226Other - IndoorsYesYesCaught or SurrenderedNoNoYesTBDYesNoTBD121055%45%
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05/31/2019VirginiaVirginia BeachDeWayne Craddock40BlackMale12124WorkplaceNoNoSuicideNoYesLegallyTBDTBD
News reported "extended capacity" magazines, but no statement on exact number of rounds as of 2019-06-06
YesYesNoNo7541%59%
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2/15/2019IllinoisArouraGary Martin45BlackMale551WorkplaceNoNoKilled by PoliceNoTBDYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
Court ordered mental health after beating girlfriend with a baseball bat
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1/23/2019FloridaSebringZephen Xaver21WhiteMale550Other - IndoorsNoNoCaught or SurrenderedNoTBDUnknownUnknownYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
Former girlfriend noted a long history of mental illness and desire to kill people. Shooter "always hated people and wanted everybody to die ... He got kicked out of school for having a dream that he killed everybody in his class, and he's been threatening this for so long, and he's been having dreams about it and everything ... Every single person I've told has not taken it seriously, and it's very unfortunate that it had to come to this."
50100%0%
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11/7/2018CaliforniaThousand OaksIan David Long28WhiteMale121221NightclubUndeterminedNoSuicideNoTBDYesYes
Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub reproted 30 magazines - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/gunman-california-bar-attack-used-smoke-grenades-high-capacity-magazines-n940841
YesNoNoNoNoNoYsYesYes
Earlier this year, police mental health professionals interviewed and cleared him after sheriffs' deputies found him behaving "irate" and "erratically" at his home, said authorities.
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10/27/2018PennsylvaniaPittsburghRobert Bowers46WhiteMale11116ChurchNoNoCaught or SurrenderedHate CrimeYesTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedYesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNo
Bowers had no known previous crimes, mental health diagnoses or dishonorable discharges from the military that would have legally barred him from owning the weapons.
8327%73%
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5/18/2018TexasSanta FeDimitrios Pagourtzis17WhiteMale101013K12 SchoolUndeterminedNoCaught or SurrenderedYesTBDNoNo
They aren’t military style assault weapons, they don’t have high capacity magazines, they aren’t semi-automatic.
YesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNo
Nicholas Poehl, one of Pagourtzis' attorneys, said that his client did not appear to have a history of mental health or legal issues.
4660%40%
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4/22/2018TennesseeAntiochTravis Reinking29WhiteMale444ResturantUndeterminedYesCaught or SurrenderedNoTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
"Travis has some mental problems and I asked him if he would like to speak to (the Emergency Response Service) but he stated he didn't want to," the officer wrote in the report. "Travis had already spoken to them before and been in the hospital."
3125%75%
12
2/14/2018Florida
Pompano Beach (Parkland)
Nikolas J. Cruz19HispanicMale171715K12 SchoolYesYesCaught or SurrenderedNoTBDYesNo
The 19-year-old school shooter who killed 17 in Florida on Valentine’s Day had 150 rounds of ammunition in 10-round magazines.
NoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
Cruz was in mental health treatment until 14 months ago, when he stopped going. He suffered from ADHD, depression and autism.
9847%53%
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1/28/2018PennsylvaniaMelcroftTimothy O’Brien Smith28WhiteMale441OtherUndeterminedUncertainSuicideYesTBDNoNo
Smith wore a body armor carrier and had several magazines of ammo.
YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
no sign for mental issue; was driven by jealousy
2250%50%
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11/5/2017TexasSutherland SpringsDevin Patrick Kelley26WhiteMale262620ChurchUndeterminedYesSuicideNoTBDYesYes
Authorities say they've collected hundreds of shell casings and 15 magazines that hold 30 rounds each at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, where Kelley opened fire Sunday.
NoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYes
was captured by police in 2012 after he escaped from a mental health institution. At the time, a hospital official told police that he was a danger to himself and others, and had issued death threats against "his military chain of command."
81765%31%
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10/1/2017NevadaLas VegasStephen Craig Paddock64WhiteMale5858441Other - OutdoorsYesYesSuicideYesTBDYesYes
Multiple high-capacity ammunition magazines including 12 100-round magazines, 6 25-round magazines and 1 40-round magazine
YesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYes
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock likely had a severe mental illness that was probably undiagnosed. Las Vegas gunman reportedly was prescribed anti-anxiety medication in June.
223662%38%
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6/5/2017FloridaOrlandoJohn Robert Neumann, Jr.45WhiteMale550WorkplaceNoNoSuicideNoTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
no sign for mental issue, but legally intoxicated when he killed 5 coworkers
4120%80%
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1/6/2017FloridaFort LauderdaleEsteban Santiago26HispanicMale556Other - IndoorsUndeterminedNoCaught or SurrenderedNoTBDUnknownUnknown
capacity unstated; he emptied both magazines, firing about 15 rounds
YesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
Esteban Santiago, 26, spent time in hospital over mental health concerns after serving in Iraq.
2360%40%
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9/23/2016WashingtonBurlingtonArcan Cetin20
Middle Eastern
Male550Shopping MallUndeterminedNoCaught or SurrenderedNoTBDYesYes25-round magazineNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
Cetin had been suffering from a mental-health illness. Online records show that Cetin was arrested in July 2015 on charges of assault in the fourth degree. KIRO reports that as a result of the charges, Cetin was ordered to undergo mental health counselling that he completed in March 2016. As of Aug. 25, 2016, Cetin was in compliance with weekly sessions for mental health counseling. He complied with the alcohol assessment, according to court records, and he had a deferred prosecution review for the case scheduled for 2018.
1480%20%
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7/7/2016TexasDallasMicah Xavier Johnson25BlackMale5511Other - OutdoorsNoYesKilled by PoliceYesTBDYesYes
Multiple high-capacity ammunition magazines
YesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYes
On May 1, 2014, during his deployment, he was accused of sexual harassment by a female soldier, who sought a protective order against him and said that he needed mental health counseling. He declined mental health treatment and claimed he was not a threat to himself or others. The Army veteran who killed five police officers in downtown Dallas last month told military medical staff that he was having serious psychological problems shortly after he returned from Afghanistan in 2014.
500%100%
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6/12/2016FloridaOrlandoOmar Mateen29
Middle Eastern
Male494953NightclubYesYesKilled by PoliceTerrorismYesTBDYesYes
Multiple 30-round magazines, some taped together for faster reloading
YesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNo
Following the nightclub attack, Mateen's ex-wife told media outlets that during their marriage, Mateen was mentally unstable, and would beat her and keep her completely separated from her family. She also said that he was bipolar and had a history of using steroids.
42714%86%
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2/20/2016MichiganKalamazooJason B. Dalton46WhiteMale662OtherNoNoCaught or SurrenderedYesTBDYesYesExtended magazineYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
Dalton gave no indication of delusions or bizarre ideation as he spoke. Dalton said he had never participated in outpatient mental health treatment or been hospitalized for psychiatric reasons. The report said he reported no current medical problems and no history of significant medical problems or head injuries.
2467%33%
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12/2/2015CaliforniaSan Bernardino
Syed Rizwan Farook; Tashfeen Malik
2829
Middle Eastern
Middle Eastern
MaleFemale141424Other - IndoorsNoYesKilled by PoliceTerrorismYesTBDYesYesFour 30-round magazinesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNo
Court filings in 2006 and 2008 show that Farook's mother, Rafia filed restraining orders against Farook's father, the elder Syed, describing him as a mentally ill, unstable alcoholic on medication who “threatens to kill himself on a daily basis”. Court records suggest Farook grew up in a home ruled by violence and racked by mental illness.
9536%64%
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10/1/2015OregonRoseburgChristopher Sean Harper-Mercer26BlackMale999CollegeYesNoSuicideYesTBDNoNofive ammunition magazinesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
The perpetrator in the Umpqua Community College shooting suffered from apparent mental difficulties and was discharged from the Army. The gunman’s mother sometimes confided the difficulties she had in raising her son, including that she had placed Mr. Harper-Mercer in a psychiatric hospital when he did not take his medication.
5444%56%
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7/16/2015TennesseeChattanoogaMohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez24
Middle Eastern
Male553MilitaryNoUncertainKilled by PoliceTerrorismYesTBDYesYesMultiple 30-round magazinesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYes
Abdulazeez had drug and alcohol problems, and his family tried to place him in a rehabilitation program. The New York Times reported that limits on the family's health insurance coverage "thwarted their plan to have him go into rehab." The investigation after the shooting revealed that Abdulazeez "had serious psychological problems." According to a family representative, Abdulazeez was abusing sleeping pills, opioids, painkillers, and marijuana along with alcohol. He had also been thousands of dollars in debt and was planning to file for bankruptcy. In 2012 or 2013, Abdulazeez began therapy for his drug and alcohol abuse. He had also received treatment for depression and often stopped taking his medication. Following the shootings, Abdulazeez's parents claimed that their son had been suffering from depression. According to a source that was provided by CNN, Abdulazeez was suffering from bipolar disorder.
500%100%
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6/17/2015South CarolinaCharlestonDylann Storm Roof21WhiteMale991ChurchYesNoCaught or SurrenderedHate CrimeNoTBDYesNo13-round magazinesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Dr. Hiers tried to arrange a meeting between Mr. Roof and a mental health professional near his home but Mr. Roof never responded.
3667%33%
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10/24/2014WashingtonMarysvilleJaylen Fryberg15
American Indian
Male441K12 SchoolNoNoSuicideNoTBDYesUnknown
The gun used in the shooting has been traced to Fryberg's father, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN. It is a "high capacity" one, but did not have an extended magazine, the source said.
YesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
It has been referenced that Fryberg has discussed killing himself before October, which could indicate that Fryberg was suffering from mental health issues well before this time.
1375%25%
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2/20/2014CaliforniaAlturas Cherie Lash a.k.a Cherie Roads44WhiteFemale442Other - Indoors#N/ANoCaught or SurrenderedYesTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
no sign for mental issue
2250%50%
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9/16/2013Washington D.C.WashingtonAaron Alexis34BlackMale12128MilitaryYesNoKilled by PoliceNoTBDUnknownUnknown
capacity unstated; a Remington 870 Express shotgun and a small amount of ammunition (approximately 2 boxes -- 24 shells)
NoNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYes
Aaron Alexis was treated for insomnia but never sought help for mental illness. According to VA records, he never sought an appointment from a mental health specialist, and had previously either canceled or failed to show up for primary care appointments and claims evaluations examinations he had scheduled at VA medical centers. He had also received treatment for mental health conditions at two VA hospitals beginning in August, 2013 following an incident where he called Newport Rhode Island Police to report hearing voices.
9325%75%
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5/4/2013Puerto RicoAguas BuenasUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown446ResturantUndeterminedUnknownAt LargeDrive-byNoTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
no sign for mental issue
2250%50%
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3/13/2013New YorkHerkimerKurt Myers64WhiteMale442Other - IndoorsNoNoKilled by PoliceNoTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNo
Myers had no history of being treated for mental illness, though Blaise said acquaintances describe him as having compulsive habits and being set in his ways. For instance, every year he would get a new wardrobe and donate his oldest set of clothes.
400%100%
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12/14/2012ConnecticutNewtownAdam Peter Lanza20WhiteMale27262K12 SchoolYesUncertainSuicideYesTBDYesYes
30-round magazines; Lanza was carrying multiple high-capacity clips, reportedly enough
ammunition to kill nearly every student at school.
YesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYes
Adam Peter Lanza had Asperger's Syndrome, a disorder on the autism spectrum that makes social interaction difficult. Adam struggled with a sensory disorder from a young age. As Adam got older, he "was not open to therapy" and "did not want to talk about problems and didn’t even admit he had Asperger’s". However, the doctors who saw him didn't think he had a propensity for violence. Lanza’s mental health was also scrutinized after the shooting, and while his social isolation had been noted, we did not find evidence that concerns had been brought to the attention of a public authority.
91867%33%
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9/27/2012MinnesotaMinneapolisAndrew Engeldinger36WhiteMale663WorkplaceNoNoSuicideNoTBDYesYes
Two 15-round magazines; Engeldinger fired at least 46 bullets during the shooting. At his home,
police recovered packaging for 10,000 rounds of ammunition.
YesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
Andrew Engeldinger's parents pushed him for two years to seek treatment for what they suspected was mental illness, but even though he became increasingly paranoid and experienced delusions, there was nothing more they could do. Engeldinger was never formally diagnosed with a mental illness, but his family was concerned enough by their son's behavior, which included claims that he was being followed, to enroll in a free, 12-week "Family to Family" course offered by the Minnesota National Alliance for loved ones of people with mental illness before he cut off contact in late 2010. His family suspected he had paranoid schizophrenia and two years before the shooting they reached out on his behalf to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
600%100%
33
8/5/2012WisconsinOak CreekWade Michael Page40WhiteMale663ChurchYesNoSuicideNoTBDYesYesThree 19-round magazinesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
None of that would have been enough to satisfy authorities that Page should be detained for a mental health evaluation for his own safety or the safety of others, Dunn said. But the suicide scare of 1997 would have been enough to alert Army doctors that Page had mental illness and was unfit for duty, said John Liebert, a psychiatrist who does fitness exams for the military and has written an academic text on suicidal mass murderers.
5117%83%
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7/20/2012ColoradoAuroraJames Eagan Holmes24WhiteMale121270Other - IndoorsYesTBDCaught or SurrenderedYesTBDYesYes100-round magazine YesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYes
Alleged Aurora, Colo, shooter James Holmes met with not one, but at least three mental health professionals at the University of Colorado prior to the massacre. His name was brought to the attention of the university's Behavior Evaluation and Threat Assessment team or BETA for short. A flow chart released by the university shows guidelines for action that could be followed if a person is deemed a direct threat. While a student at the University of Colorado, Holmes was treated by the school psychiatrist, who expressed concern about his behavior and referred him to the university Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment (BETA) team. They took no further action and he was never adjudicated mentally ill.
8433%67%
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5/30/2012WashingtonSeattleIan Lee Stawicki40WhiteMale551Other - IndoorsYesNoSuicideYesTBDYesYesExtended magazineYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
Members of the suspect's family tell a newspaper they're not surprised, as he suffered a mentally illness. Stawicki had a history of mental illness.
3240%60%
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4/2/2012CaliforniaOaklandOne L. Goh43AsianMale773CollegeYesNoCaught or SurrenderedNoTBDYesNo
a gunman opened fire with a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun with four fully loaded 10-round magazines on the university's campus
YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
“He wasn’t showing any signs of violence or anything toward anyone,” the official said. “He didn’t show any mental illness. He seemed like a regular, ordinary guy. He was quiet.”
1686%14%
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2/20/2012GeorgiaNorcrossJeong Soo Paek59AsianMale440WorkplaceNoNoSuicideNoTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
One family friend called Paek an aggressive and violent personality. Song described her brother’s mental health as deteriorating in the 2006 paperwork, noting that he was suicidal. Korean media members translated statements by people who knew Paek and said he’d lost his right eye when he was the victim of a shooting in Virginia.
2250%50%
38
10/12/2011CaliforniaSeal BeachScott Evans Dekraai41WhiteMale881Other - IndoorsYesNoCaught or SurrenderedYesTBDYesYes
extra magazines and ammunition; 75 rounds fired
YesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
The Associated Press reports that the incident left the ex-Marine with post-traumatic-stress disorder. His ex-wife, who was a stylist at the salon, had claimed that her husband was unstable and physically abusive during their marriage and prior to the accident, according to the AP. Her friend Sharyn White told the AP that Michelle Fournier Dekraai said that her ex-husband had stopped by the salon weeks prior and threatened to kill her and the others at the salon. Though White said her friend told her that everyone else at the salon laughed off the threat, she took it seriously. Dekraai had been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and during a custody suit his ex-wife had filed court papers claiming that he was mentally unstable and had threatened to kill himself or someone else at least once.
2675%25%
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9/6/2011NevadaCarson City Eduardo Sencion32HispanicMale447ResturantNoYesSuicideNoTBDYesYes
20- and 30-round magazines; Police recovered 450 rounds of AK-47 ammunition from Sencion’s van and “box upon box” of additional ammunition at his home.
NoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYes
South Lake Tahoe police said the department took Sencion into protective custody during a mental health commitment in April 2000 and that he fought with officers. He was not charged. Sencion was taken into protective custody during a mental health commitment in April 2000 but no court order was involved and it remains unclear if a record of the incident was reported to the NICS database.
2250%50%
40
1/8/2011ArizonaTucsonJared Lee Loughner22WhiteMale6613Other - Outdoors#N/ANoCaught or SurrenderedNoTBDYesYes
The FBI said that Loughner had a second thirty-round magazine, and two standard mags (15 rounds apiece).
YesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes
Interviews with Loughner's parents revealed they were deeply concerned about their son's increasingly angry and erratic behavior. His mother, Amy Loughner, said he no longer used alcohol and had tested negative for drugs. The papers also reveal Loughner did not seek mental health treatment. When he was expelled from college, his parents were urged to have him evaluated, but they never followed up. Loughner was rejected from enlisting in the Army in 2008 because he admitted he had used drugs. Loughner had a history of mental illness and drug use. He was rejected from Army enlistment in 2008 after failing a drug test and admitting to drug use on his U.S. Army medical history application form, which should have prohibited Loughner from buying a gun for at least one year.
3350%50%
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8/3/2010ConnecticutManchesterOmar Sheriff Thornton34BlackMale882WorkplaceNoNoSuicideYesTBDYesYes17- and 15-round magazinesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
It was unclear whether Smith had any mental-health disorders. It also was uncertain whether he had legally obtained a shotgun used in the killings or a rifle with a scope that also was found at the crime.
800%100%
42
6/6/2010FloridaHialeahGerardo Regalado37BlackMale443Other - OutdoorsYesNoSuicideNoTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
no sign for mental issue
04100%0%
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11/29/2009WashingtonParklandMaurice Clemmons37BlackMale440ResturantNoNoKilled by PoliceYesTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
During a court-ordered mental health evaluation, Clemmons told psychologists he had experienced hallucinations in May 2009 of "people drinking blood and people eating babies, and lawless on the streets, like people were cannibals". He claimed the visions had since passed. He also claimed to have no faith in the American justice system and thought he was being "maliciously persecuted because I'm black and they believe the police". The evaluation, completed by two psychologists from the Western State Hospital on October 19, concluded Clemmons was dangerous and presented an increased risk of future criminal acts. After a mental evaluation, a psychologist concluded Clemmons was competent to stand trial on the charges, which eliminated him as a candidate for involuntary commitment. An attorney for Clemmons notified the court he planned to pursue an insanity or diminished-capacity defense.
3125%75%
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11/5/2009TexasFort HoodNidal Malik Hasan39
Middle Eastern
Male131330MilitaryYesNoCaught or SurrenderedYesTBDYesYes
30- and 20-round magazines; Hasan fired at least 220 rounds of ammunition and has 200 rounds in his
pocket when he was detained.
YesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
Psychiatrist Dr. Steven Dinwiddie said among solo mass murderers, mental illness usually attracts and twists religious beliefs -- not the other way around.
10323%77%
45
4/3/2009New YorkBinghamtonJiverly A. Wong41AsianMale13134Other - IndoorsYesNoSuicideYesTBDYesYes
30-round magazine; Allegedly fired 98 rounds during the attack. At least one magazine with a
30 round capacity was recovered at the scene.
YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Mr. Wong displayed no outward sign of mental illness. But it now appears that he was harboring a growing paranoia, with a fixation on law enforcement rooted in a few brief encounters that seemed to convince Mr. Wong that the police were out to do him in. Just before setting off on his massacre, he sent a two-page delusional rant to a Syracuse television station saying the police were spying on him, sneaking into his home and trying to get into car accidents with him. Nga said that she did not recognize the letter’s handwriting as being her brother’s, and that he had not told the familyabout his paranoia about the police. The letter might be a sign that he had “lost his rational thinking,” she said. People who knew Wong said he exhibited no outward signs of mental instability, although a letter he wrote that was delivered to a newspaper after the shooting indicated he was paranoid and suffering from mental illness.
21185%15%
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3/29/2009North CarolinaCarthageRobert Stewart45WhiteMale882WorkplaceNoNoCaught or SurrenderedYesTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNo
Stewart's defense team argued that Stewart suffered from mental illness including depression and borderline personality disorder, and that he had been taking regular doses of the prescription sleep aid Ambien far in excess of the recommended limit. Combined with prescriptions for an antidepressant and anti-anxiety drug, they argued, it made Stewart essentially a lethal sleepwalker.
3563%38%
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6/25/2008KentuckyHendersonWesley Neal Higdon25WhiteMale551WorkplaceNoNoSuicideNoTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
He called his girlfriend two hours before the shooting to say he was going to kill his boss.
3240%60%
48
2/14/2008IllinoisDeKalbSteven Phillip Kazmierczak27WhiteMale550CollegeYesNoSuicideYesTBDPossible for the Glock
Possible for the Glock
YesNoYesNoYesNoYesYes1480%20%
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2/7/2008MissouriKirkwoodCharles Lee Thornton52BlackMale661Other - IndoorsYesNoKilled by PoliceYesTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
He was known for histrionics and disruptions at city council meetings. His mounting debt was a stressor.
5117%83%
50
12/5/2007NebraskaOmahaRobert A. Hawkins19WhiteMale884Shopping MallNoNoSuicideNoTBDYesYes
Two 30-round magazines taped together
NoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
He was attending therapy sessions, taking medication and being hospitalized for depression by the time he was 6 years old. Throughout most of his life, he and his family were plagued by his psychiatric problems. The day after he turned 14, he was sent to a mental health treatment center for threatening to kill his stepmother Candace Hawkins with an axe. Four months later, he became a ward of the State of Nebraska, which lasted nearly four years. He had undergone two psychiatric hospitalizations, and was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, an unspecified mood disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and parent-child relationship problems. His extensive treatments cost the state USD$265,000.
3563%38%
51
10/7/2007WisconsinCrandomTyler James Peterson20WhiteMale661Other - IndoorsYesTBDSuicideNoTBDYesYes
Peterson left and got a police-style AR-15 rifle from his truck, forced his way back into the apartment and fired about 30 rounds at about 2:45 a.m.
NoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
No psychological screening was performed in his hiring.
2467%33%
52
4/16/2007VirginiaBlacksburgSeung-Hui Cho23AsianMale323225CollegeYesNoSuicideYesTBDYesYes15-round magazinesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
Cho had previously been diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder. He continued receiving mental health therapy as well until his junior year, when Cho rejected further therapy.
181444%56%
53
2/12/2007UtahSalt Lake CitySulejman Talovic19WhiteMale554Shopping MallNoNoKilled by PoliceYesTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNo
Available information indicates that Talovic was socially isolated and may have suffered from mental health issues, that he was using marijuana and possibly other drugs in the months prior to the attack.
2360%40%
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10/2/2006PennsylvaniaNickel MinesCharles Carl Roberts IV33WhiteMale555K12 SchoolNoNoSuicideYesTBDUnknownUnknown
capacity unstated; with a 9 mm handgun, 12 gauge shotgun, .30-06 bolt-action rifle, about 600 rounds of ammunition, cans of black powder, a stun gun, two knives, a change of clothes, an apparent truss board and a box containing a hammer, hacksaw, pliers, wire, screws, bolts and tape
YesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNo
all those years of undealt-with depression resulted in a psychotic break; Mr. Roberts had no criminal record or history of psychiatric illness.
05100%0%
55
3/24/2006WashingtonSeattle Kyle Aaron HUFF28WhiteMale663Other - IndoorsNoNoSuicideYesTBDUnknownUnknown
several bandoliers (over 300 rounds) worth of ammunition for the guns
YesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNo
Police were unable to find any record that he had been treated for mental illness or was on psychiatric medication.
4233%67%
56
1/30/2006CaliforniaGoleta Jennifer San Marco44WhiteFemale770WorkplaceNoNoSuicideNoTBDYesYes15-round magazineYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
A spokesman for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office speculated that San Marco's paranoia and history of mental illness may have motivated her to commit the murders.
1686%14%
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3/21/2005MinnesotaRed LakeJeffrey Weise16
American Indian
Male975K12 SchoolUndeterminedNoSuicideYesTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYes
He was under treatment for depression, and had been prescribed Prozac as an anti-depressant.
4556%44%
58
3/12/2005WisconsinBrookfieldTerry Ratzmann45WhiteMale774ChurchNoNoSuicideNoTBDYesNoTwo 13-round magazinesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
Police have said Ratzmann had no diagnosed mental health problems, but several congregants reported that he seemed depressed in recent weeks.
6114%86%
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12/8/2004OhioColumbusNathan Gale25WhiteMale443NightclubNoNoKilled by PoliceNoTBDUnknownUnknown
capacity unstated; Ohio nightclub shooter had 35 rounds when he was killed
YesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
While in the USMC, he was given medications for his mental problems. Writings found in Gale's possession indicate that he may have suffered from schizophrenia.
400%100%
60
11/21/2004WisconsinBirchwoodChai Soua Vang36AsianMale662Other - OutdoorsNoNoCaught or SurrenderedNoTBDYesYes20-round magazineNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
He had no prior criminal record nor mentalhealth problems.
5117%83%
61
6/4/2004MissouriKansas CityElijah Brown21WhiteMale552WorkplaceUndeterminedNoSuicideYesTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
no sign for mental issue
500%100%
62
8/27/2003IllinoisChicagoSalvador Tapia Solis36HispanicMale660WorkplaceYesNoKilled by PoliceNoTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
no sign for mental issue
600%100%
63
7/8/2003MississippiMeridianDoug Williams48WhiteMale668WorkplaceNoNoSuicideYesTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNo
Williams's cousin described him as being depressed.
4233%67%
64
2/25/2003AlabamaHuntsvilleEmanuel Burl Patterson23BlackMale441Other - IndoorsYesNoCaught or SurrenderedNoTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
A man accused of murdering four people at a day-labor office earlier this week has mental problems and was once committed for treatment.
400%100%
65
2/5/2001IllinoisMelroseWilliam Baker66BlackMale444WorkplaceNoTBDSuicideYesTBDUnknownUnknowncapacity unstatedYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNo
no sign for mental issue
400%100%
66
12/26/2000MassachusettsWakefieldMichael McDermott42WhiteMale770WorkplaceNoUncertainCaught or SurrenderedYesTBDYesYes
60-round, large-capacity feeding device
YesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYes
McDermott was undergoing psychiatric treatment and taking medication.
3457%43%
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12/30/1999FloridaTampaSilvio Izquierdo-Leyva36BlackMale553WorkplaceYesNoCaught or SurrenderedYesTBD
Possible for one of the handguns
Possible for one of the handguns
YesNoNoNoNoNoNoYes3240%60%
68
11/2/1999HawaiiHonoluluByran Koji Uyesugi40AsianMale771WorkplaceNoNoCaught or SurrenderedNoTBDYesYesThree 15-round magazinesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
In 1993, he was ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation and anger management courses after he kicked in and damaged an elevator door for which he was arrested. The psychiatrist who examined him at the time of this arrest found that Uyesugi suffered from a delusional disorder and paranoia, but found him not to be dangerous.
700%100%
69
9/15/1999TexasFort WorthLarry Gene Ashbrook47WhiteMale777ChurchYesNoSuicideYesTBDYesYesThree 15-round magazinesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
had a history of paranoia and mental instability
3457%43%
70
7/29/1999GeorgiaAcworthMark Barton44WhiteMale12913WorkplaceNoNoSuicideYesTBDUnknownUnknown
capacity unstated; After Barton's suicide, investigators found in his minivan a duffel bag stuffed with 200 rounds of ammunition and the two handguns used in the shootings -- a 9mm Glock that Barton had purchased in November 1993 and was legally registered to him, and a Colt .45-caliber handgun that was not, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
YesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
His mental health continued to deteriorate and he began to suffer from severe depression and paranoid delusions.
9325%75%
71
4/20/1999ColoradoColumbineEric Harris; Dylan Klebold1718WhiteWhiteMaleMale131324K12 SchoolNoNoSuicideYesTBDYesYes
High-capacity magazines (capacity unstated)
YesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYes
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were radically different individuals, with vastly different motives and opposite mental conditions.
9431%69%
72
3/24/1998ArkansasJonesboro
Mitchell Scott Johnson; Andrew Douglas Golden
1311WhiteWhiteMaleMale5510K12 SchoolNoNoCaught or SurrenderedYesTBDYesYes15-round magazineYesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNo
no sign for mental issue
05100%0%
73
3/7/1998ConnecticutNewingtonMatthew Beck35WhiteMale440WorkplaceNoNoSuicideNoTBDYesYes19-round magazineYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
Beck had been in and out of psychiatric hospitals and had attempted suicide several times in the past.
3125%75%
74
12/18/1997 CaliforniaOrangeArturo Reyes Torres41LatinoMale5TBD2WorkplaceYesYesTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesTBDNoTBDTBDTBD
75
9/15/1997 South CarolinaAikenHastings Arthur Wise43BlackMale4TBD3WorkplaceNoNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesTBDNoTBDTBDTBD
76
2/9/1996 FloridaFort LauderdaleClifton McCree41BlackMale6TBD1WorkplaceNoNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesTBDYesTBDTBDTBD
77
4/3/1995 TexasCorpus ChristiJames Daniel Simpson28UnclearMale6TBD0WorkplaceUndeterminedNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesTBDNoTBDTBDTBD
78
6/20/1994 WashingtonFairchild Air Force BaseDean Allen Mellberg20WhiteMale5TBD23MilitaryNoYesTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesTBDYesTBDTBDTBD
79
12/14/1993 ColoradoAuroraNathan Dunlap19BlackMale4TBD1WorkplaceNoNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesTBDUnclearTBDTBDTBD
80
12/7/1993 New YorkGarden CityColin Ferguson35BlackMale6TBD19OtherYesNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesTBDYesTBDTBDTBD
81
8/6/1993 North CarolinaFayettevilleKenneth Junior French22WhiteMale4TBD8OtherNoNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesYesTBDNoTBDTBDTBD
82
7/1/1993 CaliforniaSan FranciscoGian Luigi Ferri55WhiteMale9TBD6OtherNoNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesTBDNoTBDTBDTBD
83
10/15/1992 New YorkWatkins GlenJohn T. Miller50WhiteMale5TBD0OtherNoNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesTBDYesTBDTBDTBD
84
5/1/1992 CaliforniaOlivehurstEric Houston20WhiteMale4TBD10K12 SchoolNoNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesYesTBDNoTBDTBDTBD
85
11/14/1991 MichiganRoyal OakThomas McIlvane31WhiteMale5TBD5WorkplaceNoNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesTBDYesTBDTBDTBD
86
11/1/1991 IowaIowa CityGang Lu28AsianMale6TBD1CollegeNoNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesTBDUnclearTBDTBDTBD
87
10/16/1991 TexasKilleenGeorge Hennard35WhiteMale24TBD20OtherYesNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesTBDNoTBDTBDTBD
88
6/18/1990 FloridaJacksonvilleJames Edward Pough42BlackMale10TBD4OtherYesNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesYesYesTBDNoTBDTBDTBD
89
9/14/1989 KentuckyLouisvilleJoseph T. Wesbecker47WhiteMale9TBD12WorkplaceNoYesTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesYesYesTBDYesTBDTBDTBD
90
1/17/1989 CaliforniaStocktonPatrick Purdy26WhiteMale6TBD29K12 SchoolNoYesTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesYesYesTBDYesTBDTBDTBD
91
2/16/1988 CaliforniaSunnyvaleRichard Farley39WhiteMale7TBD4WorkplaceUndeterminedNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesYesYesYesYesYesTBDYesTBDTBDTBD
92
4/23/1987 FloridaPalm BayWilliam Cruse59WhiteMale6TBD14OtherNoUncertainTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesYesYesYesYesYesTBDYesTBDTBDTBD
93
8/20/1986 OklahomaEdmondPatrick Sherrill44WhiteMale15TBD6WorkplaceYesNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesTBDUnclear TBDTBDTBD
94
7/18/1984 CaliforniaSan YsidroJames Oliver Huberty41WhiteMale22TBD19OtherYesYesTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesYesYesYesYesYesTBDYesTBDTBDTBD
95
6/29/1984 TexasDallasAbdelkrim Belachheb39WhiteMale6TBD1OtherYesNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesTBDYesTBDTBDTBD
96
8/20/1982 FloridaMiamiCarl Robert Brown51WhiteMale8TBD3OtherYesNoTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYesTBDYesTBDTBDTBD
97
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