“There's no explanation for it. He's sick,” Donna Gonzales told The Associated Press. “Hopefully, he's getting the help he needs.”
A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court said James Lee Carr, 68, opened fire Tuesday because he said he felt the federal officer “was harassing him." The officer was inspecting a UPS truck heading into the courthouse when someone in a car yelled, “Hey,” and then fired three shots, according to the complaint.
One round struck the officer, who returned fire, shooting roughly eight rounds as the driver fled in a silver Cadillac.
The officer was hit in a protective vest, city police and the FBI said.
Colleen Grayman, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marshals Service in Phoenix, said the security officer was released from the hospital Tuesday and was at home recovering.
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