Pentagon Shooter John Patrick Bedell Had Troubled Past, Run-Ins With the Law

The gunman who charged into the Pentagon Thursday and opened fire was intelligent but troubled, and had struggled with a longtime marijuana addiction, a family friend said today. The family of John Patrick Bedell, 36, also spoke out, saying they were devastated by the news of their son's action and pleading for privacy. "We are devastated as a family by the news from yesterday," they said in a statement. "To the outside world, this tragedy is the first and only thing they will ever know of...Full Story
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