Public records indicate that the suspect, who has been identified as Jason Rodriguez, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in May and that the case was discharged in September.
A spokesman for Reynolds Smith and Hills, a facilities and infrastructure consulting firm, said a former employee let go for performance issues came in Friday morning "and started shooting." (CNN)
I think a lot of people will call this a copycat crime when comparing it to the Fort Hood but I think that he saw the Fort Hood incident as some sort of encouragement. Like it pushed him from on-the-fence about doing something like this to: OK, Nidal Hasan can do that so I think I can too. Why not? And the media will pay attention to my plight. The time is now.
I think a lot of these guys just need to see someone else do it first or to see something that traumatic before they feel completely motivated to reek their own havoc.
One person has died and five others have been wounded. The shooter did not commit suicide, which is strange for mass shooters. Usually they commit suicide either by their own hand or by cop.
Apparently, when he was arrested he said, "I'm sorry."