Ali Syed, the alleged gunman that killed four in a shooting spree last month, actually claimed mental disorders on college forms. Could one of these disorders have caused his actions, or at least contributed?
The man police believe was responsible for a Feb. 19 Orange County shooting and carjacking spree that left four dead claimed to be suffering from mental disorders and a bad reaction to anti-depressants, according to college health documents and interviews.
Ali Syed, who killed three people before turning a shotgun on himself, sought help as a disabled student at Saddleback College on July 11, listing "ADHD, panic disorder and anxiety" on his application. ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which can cause overactivity and impulsivity.
Syed, 20, requested help taking tests from Disabled Student Programs & Services after meeting with a counselor for academic probation/disqualification, said school documents.