BREAKING: US shooter identified, as Police Sheriff resigns

BREAKING: US shooter identified, as Police Sheriff resigns

California ’s Ventura County Police Sheriff, Mr . Geoff Dean , in whose domain a gunman killed 12 people and injured scores , has revealed his intention to resign from office.

Dean made this known to a CBS News reporter on Thursday .

He had told the reporter , “I am no longer the sheriff , tomorrow at midnight ;” to which the reporter responded, “You are retiring tomorrow?” and Dean replied , “ I am . ”

Meanwhile, the gunman who killed 12 people in a crowded California country music bar has been identified as 28 – year – old Ian David Long , a former Marine , the local sheriff said Thursday .

“ We have had several contacts with Mr . Long over the years, minor events , a traffic collision ,” Dean said , adding that deputies were called to his house for a disturbance in April this year and “felt he might be suffering from PTSD . ”

The suspect was found deceased at the scene, in the city of Thousand Oaks northwest of downtown Los Angeles .

“ We believe he shot himself ,” Dean said .

( AFP )

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