Still, Parlave and the other authorities reviewing the Navy Yard shooting still don’t have an answer for how someone with Alexis’s history of paranoia and run-ins with law enforcement was still able to get clearance to work on a secured military base. Alexis’s mental health history remains a focus of the investigation, but Parlave said it appears he was set on ending his own life. There are “indicators that Alexis was prepared to die during the attack and that he accepted death as the inevitable consequence of his actions,” she said.
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