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Army Discharged Texas Mall Gunman over Mental Health

An Army official confirmed this information

The man accused of killing eight people and wounding several others in a mass shooting at a suburban Dallas shopping mall over the weekend apparently had been working as a security guard and was discharged from the U.S. Army in 2008 because of mental health issues, according to neighbors and an Army official.

Mauricio Garcia, 33, was killed by police, ending the attack Saturday at the outlet mall in Allen.

Garcia joined the Army in 2008 but was terminated three months later without completing his initial training, said Army spokeswoman Heather Hagan, who said the Army doesn’t “provide characterization” for any soldier’s discharge.

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