Chicago (Associated Press)-An attorney for a U.S. Army Special Forces sergeant was arrested. Authorities said it was a random shooting at a bowling alley in Illinois, killing three people, and said at a preliminary hearing on Monday that her The client may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Duke Webb, 37, faces three counts of murder and three counts of first-degree attempted murder for injuring three people in the Don Carter Lanes shooting in Rockford on Saturday night .
According to army service information, Weber has deployed four times to Afghanistan, the most recent deployment ended in July.
His lawyer, Elizabeth Bucko, told a hearing in a Winnebago County court that Weber appeared to have a memory loss. She added that he will undergo a mental health assessment, Rockford Register Star report.
The judge denied the guarantee to Weber, which means he will continue to be sentenced to prison. His subpoena is scheduled for February 16.
Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said on Sunday that shortly after the shooting, Weber was detained and no one shot. O’Shea said that the suspect had no contact with the victim, and the authorities “believe this is a completely random behavior.”
At a press conference on Monday afternoon, Winnebago County State Attorney Hanley said that Webb was visiting his family in the Rockford area. But Hanley declined to comment on the possible motive for the shooting.
The Army said that Webb joined the Army in 2008 and took a vacation on Saturday.
Criminal complaint According to news released on Monday, Weber admitted that the shooting occurred shortly after the police arrived at the scene, and even showed the police the location of the two guns he carried: Glock .40 caliber and Glock .389 caliber.
Hanley added on Monday that the guns do not appear to be issued by the military.
The complaint described the horror scene when the gunmen opened fire before 7pm on Saturday night. They first targeted a group of teenagers on the first floor of the two-story building.
A bullet ripped off the shoulder of a 14-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy was hit. All survived. The complaint alleges that Thomas Furseth, 65, was on the second floor and started walking up the stairs to the bar on the second floor when the gunman shot him fatally in the torso. He managed to reach the second floor before he collapsed.
Then, the gunman personally went upstairs and opened fire in a bar area that can hold up to 25 people. Dennis Steinhoff, 73, was killed in the bombing. 69-year-old Jerome Woodfork was also fatally shot. A witness later described seeing Woodfork falling from the balcony on the second floor. His body was found under the balcony of the parking lot.
62-year-old Tyrone Lewis survived but was classified as critical. He was shot dead in the bar area of the thigh, back, neck, groin and buttocks.
According to the Army, Webber’s first deployment was from August 2009 to December 2009. His other deployments were from October 2013 to April 2014, October 2014 to April 2015, and January to July this year.
Weber has won the Bronze Star Award twice. According to service information, other awards he has received include the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, and the Combat Operations Badge.
The Army stated that Webb was assigned to the Special Forces Assistant Operations and Intelligence Sergeant at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. O’Shea did not explain why he was in Illinois.
A 14-year-old boy was shot in the face in a stable condition and was airlifted to a hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. A 16-year-old girl who was hit in the shoulder was treated in the hospital and released.
Major General John Brennan, commander of the First Special Forces Command (Airborne), said in a statement on Sunday evening that Weber’s alleged actions were “shocking” and “completely unreasonable” during Weber’s 12 years of honorable service. “.
Rockford is a city with a population of approximately 170,000, approximately 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Chicago.
O’Shea said that the bowling alley was closed when the shooting took place in accordance with restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But the bar upstairs is open. The person in charge said that the upstairs venue has double doors that open outward to ensure that the bar meets Illinois’ COVID-19 mitigation guidelines.
O’Shea said most people in Don Carter Lane escaped or went into hiding. He said the injured teenager was picking up food in the belongings area of the bowling alley.
Associated Press national security writer Robert Burns (Robert Burns) and Associated Press researcher Rhonda Shafner in Washington also contributed in New York.