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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:46 PM

California shooting suspect was a decorated Marine veteran

Nov 8 (Reuters) - The man suspected of killing 12 people in a bar in a Los Angeles suburb was a decorated Marine Corp machine gunner deployed in Afghanistan who had several prior brushes with law enforcement, police and Marine officials said on Thursday.

Ian David Long, who also died in the attack late Thursday, was 28 years old and lived in Newbury Park, a prosperous suburb of Californian bungalows and tidy front lawns, about 4 miles (6.4 km) from the Borderline Bar & Grill where the shooting took place.

Long joined the Marines in 2008 and rose to the rank of corporal before leaving active service in 2013, Joseph Butterfield, a Marine spokesman, wrote in an email.

He served in the war in Afghanistan for seven months beginning in late 2010, the Marine Corp said, and was awarded multiple ribbons, commendations and medals.

It was not immediately clear what Long did after leaving active duty.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/california-shooting-suspect-was-a-decorated-marine-veteran/ar-BBPueL6?li=BBnb7Kz

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:49 PM

1. Not clear what he did afterwards? My guess is gun shows.

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:55 PM

2. Officials went to him due to mental health calls from concerned people

who reported him. They didn't follow up after they determined that he was sane enough to not be kept in custody. If he didn't want to stay in a mental facility they can't keep him there.

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