Archive for Spree shooting/stabbing/attack – Page 3

Shooter Described As Deeply Disturbed — (Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, many past losses, loving relationship with grandparents, no history of violence, gets Prozac dose increased, goes on shooting spree killing 10.
Brother describes suspect’s troubled past — (The Olympian)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 44, sad re: breakup drinks, is suicidal, gets Zoloft. 2 weeks later, becomes psychotic, shoots 3 men, 2 die, kills himself. Mental illness blamed.
Gateway mall shootings: Shooting is last act of a traumatic, violent life — (Tampa Bay Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man who takes antidepressants intermittently is aggressive and hostile, finally shoots two strangers in a mall then turns his gun on himself.
Sharon murderer blames Zoloft for ’97 killing spree — (The Boston Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Zoloft for depression has severe akathisia, shoots and kills his 2 business partners. Despite new corroborating evidence, new trial denied.
Fentress et al v Shea Communications et al. — (Let Them Eat Prozac)
SSRI Ed note: Landmark case: Man intolerant of SSRIs given Prozac, he kills 8 employees and himself at the Standard Gravure plant followed by his own suicide.
Prozac is defense in killings at bar, Southgate resident on trial over deaths in 2002 — (Detroit Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, 27, taking Prozac, gets into a fight over a pool game, shoots and kills two men. He is convicted of first degree murder, appeal is denied.
Anatomy of a nightmare; Tracing events of a tragic Tuesday — (Franklin County Times)
SSRI Ed note: Six killed including shooter, 9 injured in Lockheed Martin shooting by man on Celexa and Zoloft.
Killer cop was treated by drug-addicted therapist — (Asbury Park Press)
SSRI Ed note: Policeman prescribed Luvox and other psychotropic meds goes on shooting spree, shoots and kills 5 neighbors, tries to kill chief, then kills himself.
Jones, child fighting for lives — (Roswell Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 27, on antidepressants takes 5-yr-old girl hostage, shoots her and two others in the head, then kills himself. No motive, no illegal drug use.
Suspect takes stand in pub shooting trial — (Kane County Chronicle) Elgin spree killer gets death — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Zoloft drinks, goes on shooting spree in bar killing 2, injuring 16. Sentenced to death.
Jury ignored hate killer’s mental ills, parents say — (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Man seeks help, given 16 psych meds, they cause thought disturbance, paranoia, make him dramatically worse, he kills 5, gets death penalty.
Slaughter in A School Yard — (Time Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Drifter, 26, on amitriptyline and thorazine takes AK-47, shoots 5 children in a schoolyard, then himself.
School shooter used antidepressants — (San Diego UNION-TRIBUNE)
SSRI Ed note: Suicideal teen, 18, on Celexa and Effexor shoots, wounds 5 at high school, commits suicide in Jail after a number of attempts. Doctor denies meds a factor.
Suspect (in Wakefield murders) was taking drugs for depression — (Boston Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Paxil, Desyrel and Prozac (recent dosage increase) brings gun to workplace, shoots 7 co-workers. Mental illness blamed, insanity doubted.
Dead woman’s family prays for husband accused of killing her — (The Oakridger)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants kills wife, two firefighters and a Deputy Sheriff. Mental illness blamed.
Wife Takes Stand In Hill Case – Jacqueline Hill Testifies To Jurors About Life Prior To Her Husband’s Killing Of Three Dss Caseworkers — (The Augusta Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Man in antidepressant withdrawal shoots and kills 3 social service workers and himself. He lives, is sentenced to death and executed.
Prozac found at Wedgwood Baptist killer’s house — (Star-Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Prozac, possibly in withdrawal, shoots and kills 7 people at church, then kills himself.
Police Report Gives Details On Barton Atlanta Shooting; Suspect Amended His Will Twice Three Days Before Office Shooting Spree — (Associated Press)
SSRI Ed note: Day trader, 45, on Prozac, loses money, shoots wife, 2 kids, kills 9 people at 2 brokerage firms, wounds 13, kills himself.
Just a routine school shooting — (TIME magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 15, former Boy Scout, shoots and injures 6 people at Conyers high school.
Massacre at Columbine high – Bloodbath leaves 15 dead, 28 hurt — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: Columbine massacre: 2 students plan and execute a 4-hour attack at their school, killing 15 students, wounding 28 others. Both commit suicide.
Did teen in school shooting have hit list? — (Deseret News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 15, takes gun to school and take several shots, nobody is seriously hurt.
Couple angry that rifle they wanted destroyed was used to kill — (Dallas Morning News)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 25, on cocaine, alcohol, Prozac shoots mother, sister, ex-fiance's new boyfriend, two border agents. 4 die. Killed by police.
Teen guilty in Mississippi school-shooting rampage — (CNN)
SSRI Ed note: 17-yr-old on Prozac kills mom, shoots 9 at Pearl High School in Mississippi, killing two. Gets 2 consecutive life terms.
Teen jailed after Oregon high school shooting spree — (CNN)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 15, taking or withdrawing from Prozac brings a gun to school, kills fellow student and wounds 23 others. Paranoid schizophrenia blamed.
RAMPAGE IN CONNECTICUT: THE OVERVIEW; Connecticut Lottery Worker Kills 4 Bosses, Then Himself — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Luvox shoots and kills 4 people at Lottery office, then turns gun on himself.
A young murderer is indicted — (This Day in History)
SSRI Ed note: "Normal" teen on Goedon and Zoloft sees monsters, shoots group at school prayer meeting, kills 3, wounds 17. Meds credited when hallucinations fade!
11-Year-Old Goes On Shooting Spree — (Watertown Daily Times)
SSRI Ed note: Sixth-grader, on unidentified medication, takes .22-caliber rifle and goes on shooting and robbery spree, charged with 3 counts attempted homicide, robbery.
He was the loneliest kid I’d ever met — (Tumblr)
SSRI Ed note: Teen 14, taking Ritalin, possibly another med for depression brings gun to school, shoots 3 students (2 die) and teacher.
Thursday’s Trucking Company Shooting Not Tri-state’s First — (
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac shoots and kills 3 people at trucking company, pleads NCR, sentenced to death.
Teen’s Life Full Of Contradictions – The 15-Year-Old Who Shot Two Teachers And Then Himself Hinted That He Would Not Be Alive Much Longer — (The Augusta Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Quite, shy teen on Zoloft, in trouble on many fronts, carries gun to school, walks around shooting people, kills one teacher. Then commits suicide.
Shots Into Crowd Draw 35-Year Term; Ciccotelli Sentenced in Lodge Spree — (New Hampshire Union Leader)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 3 different medications, including Prozac, fires gun into crowd wounding 3. Medication not mentioned at trial, gets up to 35 years.
SSRI Ed note: Man, 47, on Prozac suffers episode of delirium-psychosis, and shoots 6 people at a pool.
Terres Relied on Legal Drugs, killer may have stopped his antidepressants too soon — (Kenosha News)
SSRI Ed note: Young man taking Prozac, possibly withdrawing from Xanax, shoots three random people at McDonald's before killing himself. Two die,
MAY 2-8: Workers Kill Workers; Yet Again, Violence In the Post Office — (The New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Fired postal worker with known psychiatric problems ( = drugs) stabs his mom & her dog to death, goes to post office, killing 1, wounding 1, kills himself.
Morro Bay Changed Forever By Killings — (The Fresno Bee)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac develops paranoid grudges, goes on shooting spree, kills 6 others then himself.
Shooting suspect arraigned; 1 officer released from hospital — (Houston Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Unemployed veteran on antidepressants, upset at 2nd-grader's report, goes to school with a gun, shoots 2 policeman. Charged with attempted capital murder.
Fired employee shoots 9 in Mich. post office, 3 die — (Chicago Sun-Times)
SSRI Ed note: Fired letter carrier on Prozac, becomes a "time bomb", goes to post office intent on killing senior people, shoots 9.
Wade Frankum kills six, commits suicide – (The Crime Web)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac with blank stare has coffee in a mall cafe, stabs a young woman to death, shoots people at random, killing 6, then kills himself.
Victim Of Rampage Recalls Shotgun Attack — (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed antidepressant for grief starts acting crazy, paranoid, resigns pressman job, shoots ex girlfriend, three others at newspaper.
Suspect Admits Killing Two In Shooting Spree — (Syracuse Post-Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking medication for depression has beer, takes gun and shoots people on busy street, killing 2. Does not remember. Psychiatrists agree he was not insane.
Man Held in School Shooting Is Depicted as Jobless Recluse — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 19, stops taking antidepressants when insurance runs out, two months later goes to an elementary school and shoots people, killing a girl, wounding 10.
The Many Faces Of Laurie Dann — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist starts young woman on medication, she becomes increasingly eccentric, stabs husband, divorces, shoots elementary school children and herself.