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INTERVIEW: What turns a person into a shooter?

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Posted at 6:14 PM, Aug 24, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-24 20:27:43-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - It's most likely a combination of factors that can go back to a person's childhood, according to Dr. Micah Mcreary, a psychologist and associate professor at VCU.

Additionally, Antisocial Personality Disorder can also be common among people who commit these kinds of crimes.

Mcreary also says that this is also probably a case of "suicide by cop," where a person intentionally threatens police with a weapon, knowing they'll shoot the person in order to protect themselves.