The shooter in a killing rampage at a country western bar in Thousand Oaks, California, has been identified as former U.S. Marine Ian David Long, reports ABC News.
Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said Long was 28 years old and appeared to take his own life after being confronted in the Borderline Bar & Grill by a sheriff's deputy and a California Highway Patrol Officer.
"In April of this year, deputies were called to his house for a subject disturbing [the peace incident]," Dean said. "They went to the house, they talked to him. He was somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally. They called out our crisis intervention team, our mental health specialist, who met with him, talked to him and cleared him."
Dean said that the mental health specialist didn't feel Long was qualified to be taken "51-50," a California penal code designation for someone that needs to be involuntarily committed for psychiatric evaluation to protect themselves or others.
"He was left at that scene last April," Dean said.
The Thousand Oaks shooter:
|Ian David Long|
Long was a machine gunner with the Marines in Afghanistan,