By Bob Owens
Surprising practically no one, the man* who murdered two and wounded nine in a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater was not legally permitted to carry a handgun due to mental health concerns:
Authorities have uncovered that Lafayette theater shooting J___ H_____ apparently had mental issues and was evicted from his Alabama home in 2013 or 2014.
Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor told The Advocate that his office also denied H_____ a pistol permit in 2006.
“It appears he had some mental health issues,” Taylor said.
Senior law enforcement officials are also trying to locate H______’s family members.
“He was known to us,” Phenix City Police Chief Ray Smith told The Advocate, citing number of civil disputes and “strange behavior.”
H_____, the gunman authorities say fatally shot two people and wounded nine others before killing himself Thursday in a Lafayette movie theater, was a 59-year-old drifter living in a motel, where investigators have found wigs and disguises.
Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said Friday morning in announcing H_____’s identity that authorities still have no motive in the killings. His car, found in the parking lot near a theater exit after the shootings, had a switched license plate.
Craft said H_____ clearly intended to escape after opening fire by …read more
Source:: Bearing Arms