But wait on it... Folks sensed that this guy was a loose cannon. Mmm-hmm... Not only was he on his THIRD tour of duty (which already tells you something) but apparently, Sgt. John M. Russell had just been ordered to turn in his gun and undergo counseling by his commanding officer because of erratic stress-related behavior.
So essentially, while he was at said mandatory counseling appointment, he lost his shit, wrestled the gun away from his escort (yeah, homeboy required an armed escort to the clinic) and shot the hell outta every damn body in the place. Sigh.
Oh and the main reason he was so stressed out? According to his father, "he had fallen in debt paying his $1,500-a-month mortgage... and he thought they were trying to push him out of the service."
Seriously? You're gonna kill five innocent people who are just minding their business because of a mortgage payment that costs less than most people's rent in NYC? No sir, there's got to be a better way...
Uncle Sam please come get your psycho nephew.