Navy Yard shooting: Suspect a US veteran with anger issues
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A picture has emerged of Aaron Alexis, the man accused of killing a dozen people at the Washington Navy Yard, as a decorated sailor with a troubled past and anger issues.
Alexis, 34, once told police he suffered from an anger-fueled blackout when he shot out a car's tyres, but was also known as a quiet man who meditated regularly at a Buddhist temple in Texas and had taught himself to speak Thai.
The defense contractor was killed in a gunfight with police, who have not yet speculated as to a motive for the shooting, which also left several people hurt.
The FBI released two photos of a bald-headed Alexis, an African-American man who weighed about 190 pounds (86 kg) and stood at 6'1 feet (1.85 metres).