In and out of jail and mental hospitals all his life, according to his own sister, Pitts seemed geared up for some kind of finale. He shot and wounded three motorists who tried to come to his aid on the roadside, then shot and wounded a state trooper in a nine-hour overnight shooting spree, before being killed in a firefight with SWAT members.

ID: 218

Victms Name: Alex Pitts
Age: 72
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Clarkesville
County: Rabun
State: GA
Zip Code: 30523
Country: United States of America

Agency: Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Rabun County Sheriff’s Office

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: In and out of jail and mental hospitals all his life, according to his own sister, Pitts seemed geared up for some kind of finale. He shot and wounded three motorists who tried to come to his aid on the roadside, then shot and wounded a state trooper in a nine-hour overnight shooting spree, before being killed in a firefight with SWAT members.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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