Chattanooga Shooting: FBI Recovers Gunman’s Disturbing Diary

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 at 8:37 am

With more than 30 FBI agents due to arrive today in Chattanooga, a diary belonging to the gunman and FBI interviews with his parents paint a picture of a disturbed, suicidal young man using drugs, preparing for bankruptcy and facing an appearance in criminal court, according to a representative of the shooter’ s family.

Four days after the shooting, the FBI has not found any connection to overseas terrorist groups, but Mohammod Abdulazeez’s diary says that as far back as 2013, he wrote about having suicidal thoughts and “becoming a martyr” after losing his job due to his drug use, both prescription and non-prescription drugs, the family representative said.

In a downward spiral, Abdulazeez would abuse sleeping pills, opioids, painkillers and marijuana, along with alcohol, the representative said.

Most recently, the 24-year-old was having problems dealing with a 12 hour overnight shift, and had to take sleeping pills, according to the representative. The young man was also thousands of dollars in debt and considering filing for bankruptcy.

Three months before the shooting, Abdulazeez was arrested on April 20 — a day celebrated annually by marijuana users — and charged with drunk driving. The arresting officer noted a smell of marijuana in the car.

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3 Responses to “Chattanooga Shooting: FBI Recovers Gunman’s Disturbing Diary”

  1. s.c. on 20/20/15 at 10:11 am

    Why do you just copy and paste leftist propaganda without commentary and perspective ? When you do this, it sounds as though you are endorsing and agreeing with the story. Do you endorse this “he was just a depressed loser” spin?

  2. mike 191 on 20/20/15 at 2:54 pm

    Islam, Islam ,Islam, and nothing but Islam is the motive for the shootings and his “depression.”

  3. Walla Walla Wombats on 20/20/15 at 8:44 pm

    If only Marie Harf had ordered a leaflet about the religion of peace with an enclosed job application air dropped in Chattanooga this would never have happened.