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Man accused of shooting security guard at Phoenix courthouse is mentally ill, ex-wife says

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman says her ex-husband who's accused of opening fire on a federal security officer outside the U.S. courthouse in Phoenix has a long history of mental illness but had never been violent.

Donna Gonzales told The Associated Press on Wednesday that James Lee Carr “is sick" and helped turn him in. A criminal complaint says the 68-year-old opened fire Tuesday because he said he felt the federal officer “was harassing him.”

The complaint says The officer was inspecting a UPS truck heading into the courthouse when someone in a car yelled, “Hey,” and then opened fire. The officer is expected to recover.

Associated Press

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