New Information about Colorado School Shooting Suspect

By Brennan McCord

Mar 12, 2010 3:17pm

ABC News' Brennan McCord reports: There is new information about Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood, the man accused of shooting and wounding two students at a Colorado Middle School last month.

According to the arrest affidavit, obtained by the AP, which was released on Friday, Eastwood told investigators that he was hearing voices after his arrest.  The AP reported Eastwood appeared to be picking things from his skin and pushing something away while deputies were interviewing him, according to the affidavit.  When asked about his actions, he said he was trying to remove “transforming forces from his body” the affidavit reportedly says.

Eastwood reportedly told investigators that he approached a group of students in the front of the school, asked them if they like going to the middle school, and then took out a hunting rifle and fired at the boy and girl, both 8th graders.  Eastwood was tackled by a teacher and arrested. 

The affidavit didn’t did not mention any motive for the shootings according to the AP.  The wounded students are both recovering.

Eastwood’s father, War Eagle Eastwood, has said he believes his son is a schizophrenic.

Eastwood is being held for a $1 million cash bail and has not entered a plea.

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