“He didn’t wake up Saturday morning and walk into his company and then it happened. He went to that company in trouble. He’s probably been in trouble for a while,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Chris Combs told reporters during a news conference in the city of Odessa.
The gunman, identified by police as Seth Aaron Ator, 36, of Odessa, was fired from his trucking job Saturday. Hours later, Ator was pulled over in Midland by Texas state troopers on Interstate 20 for failing to use a turn signal, police said.
At one point, Ator abandoned his vehicle and hijacked a U.S. postal van and mortally wounded the postal carrier. He was later cornered by officers in the parking lot of a cinema complex in Odessa where he was shot and killed.
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Texas gunman was on a ‘long downward spiral’ before shooting -FBI