The man who enter the plan Parenthood last weekend and killed three people including a police officer, is being described as “weird” by a neighbor who knew him, and a “conservative” gun owner by his ex wife.
“He was the kind of person you had to watch out for,” a neighbor told The Washington Post. “He was a very weird individual. It’s hard to explain, but he had a weird look in his eye most of the time.”
In 1997, Dear’s then wife, Pamela Ross, once called the police to accuse him of domestic violence, The New York Times reported. Ross said that Dear could have flashes of anger, but usually he would later apologize.
Dear was politically conservative, religious, owned guns and believed that abortion was wrong — but he was not obsessed with any of these issues, Ross said.
“It never, ever, ever, ever crossed my mind” that he would be capable of a mass shooting, Ross told The Times. “My heart just fell to my stomach.”0