January 9, 2011

Jared Lee Loughner, Shooting Suspect (UPDATES)

Who was this man, Jared Lee Loughner, that allegedly carried out the unthinkable shooting today in Tuscon Arizona?

Details are emerging that portray Loughner as a very unstable 22 year old, who had obsessive political opinions and was emotionally unstable, according to those who knew him especially at the college he attended.

According to the NY Times, Loughner's erratic behavior "prompted school administrators to call in Mr. Loughner's parents and tell them that their son had been suspended and would have to get a mental health evaluation to return to college. Instead, he dropped out in October, a spokesman for the college said." For more info see below, as updates continue coming in.

Jared Lee Loughner, Shooting Suspect

As more details are revealed about the background of purported 22-year-old shooter Jared Loughner aka Jared Lee Loughner, who is in custody currently for the shooting in Tucson today of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Federal Judge John Rell and a number of others, at least five of whom have died, a number of people are speculating about his possible mental illness. One diagnosis that keeps arising is schizophrenia. It's worth looking into what that might mean.

Jared Lee Loughner, Shooting Suspect

Posted at January 9, 2011 1:32 AM