Police: Gunman Had Prior Mental Health Run-In
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Police in the town where the Nevada gunman worked have confirmed he had a previous run-in with the law involving his mental health.
South Lake Tahoe Police Lt. David Stevenson says the department took Eduardo Sencion (SEN’-see-ohn) into protective custody during a mental health commitment in April 2000.
He says Sencion fought with officers during the incident but wasn’t charged.
The Lake Tahoe News first reported the incident.
Stevenson tells The Associated Press no court order or weapons were involved. He says officers have the authority under state law to take individuals into protective custody if they determine the person poses a danger to themselves or others.
He declined to release further details, citing the ongoing investigation of Tuesday’s attack at a Carson City IHOP.
The shooting left four dead and seven injured. Sencion, of Carson City, also killed himself.
— Two of the three National Guard members killed in a shooting rampage in a Carson City IHOP had
served in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong released the names of three service members killed in Tuesday’s mass
shooting. They were 38-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Christian Riege (REE’-ghee) of Carson City, 31-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Miranda McElhiney (mik-ELL’ -ih-nee) of Reno and 35-year-old Major Heath Kelly of Reno.
Riege served in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010. Kelly served in Iraq from 2004 to 2005. McElhiney specialized in medicine and denstry.
Also killed was 67-year-old Florence Donovan-Gunderson of South Lake Tahoe.
Seven people were wounded in the attack by 32-year-old Eduardo Sencion (SEHN’-see-ohn). Furlong says their injuries range from severe to extremely life-threatening.
Sencion shot himself and later died at a hospital.