More is being learned about the man accused of killing 13 people at the Washington Navy shipyard Monday morning.
Aaron Alexis lived and worked in Ft. Worth, Texas as a waiter, was in the naval reserve, and he was a Buddhist.
Alexis did work for at least a time at the shipyard where they shootings took place.
"From the outside, he was a quiet person," a worker at the Thai Buddhist temple Alexis visited told the Washington Post. ”But on the inside, I think he was very aggressive. He did not like to be close with anybody, like a soldier who has been at war."
Alexis lived with Oui Suthamtewakul, the owner of the restaurant where he worked. Suthamtewakul was shocked at what happened. “I don’t think he’d do this. He has a gun, but I don’t think he’s that stupid. He didn’t seem aggressive to me," he told the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.
Reports are now surfacing saying Alexis may have seemed calm but there was a dark side to the quite man.
He was arrested in Seattle in 2004 for allegedly shooting out the tires of a man's car.
Alexis was also arrested in 2010 for firing a gun into the ceiling of his apartment in Ft. Worth.
Reports say Alexis told police he had a black out that was due to anger because he thought the man had been mocking him. He claimed he didn’t remember firing the gun until later in the day.
Other reports put Alexis near the 9/11 attacks. His father claims the man had helped rescue people that day and had become “disturbed.”
Asked to clarify, the man said his son had become a victim of PTSD and anger-management issues.