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Combat stress marred him, say kin of GI killed by police

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 22, 2013

~~<p>A spokeswoman for the family of Greg Gordon, the Schofield Barracks soldier shot and killed by Hono&shy;lulu police officers after he rammed cars in Waikiki last week, said the family believes his heavy drinking and other behavior resulted from post-traumatic stress disorder.</p>
<p>Officers shot Gordon on Jan. 15 as he tried to flee police on Ala Wai Boulevard, using the Dodge Ram truck he was driving to ram, several times, police vehicles that had boxed him in. Three officers were hospitalized with minor injuries. Witnesses said the truck's tires had been shot out as it proceeded up Kuhio Avenue and Lewers Street, before officers fired upon Gordon.</p>
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A spokeswoman for the family of Greg Gordon, the Schofield Barracks soldier shot and killed by Hono­lulu police officers after he rammed cars in Waikiki last week, said the family believes his heavy drinking and other behavior resulted from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Officers shot Gordon on Jan. 15 as he tried to flee police on Ala Wai Boulevard, using the Dodge Ram truck he was driving to ram, several times, police vehicles that had boxed him in. Three officers were hospitalized with minor injuries. Witnesses said the truck's tires had been shot out as it proceeded up Kuhio Avenue and Lewers Street, before officers fired upon Gordon. Login for more...



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