Sunday, July 19, 2015


The initial reports I came across were more or less variants of this:
Brizada, a Chattanooga resident, was shaken and holding back tears as he spoke to CNN, saying his friend was "the coolest guy" who "was always so positive about people."

"Whatever caused this to happen, it's not him, it's not normal. That's not how he is," Brizada said.
The AP has a significantly different version:
A man who shot and killed five service members in Tennessee suffered from depression since his early teen years and battled drug and alcohol abuse, spending time in Jordan last year to help clean himself up, a family spokesman said Sunday.

The representative, who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid unwanted publicity, said relatives of 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez believed those personal struggles were at the heart of last week's attack on a pair of military sites in Chattanooga.

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