Afghan veteran shoots four people in Florida, infant among victims

Police have detained former Marine Brian Riley, who opened fire at an apartment building in Florida. The detainee was 33 years old and had been a combat soldier in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Riley’s victims were a 40-year-old man, a 33-year-old woman, her three-month-old infant and her 62-year-old mother. A dog belonging to the family was killed. An 11-year-old girl was taken by helicopter to a Tampa hospital with multiple wounds.

The assailant engaged in a shootout with police who arrived on the scene, but then surrendered to authorities. However, when taken to the hospital, he attempted to steal a weapon from a police officer.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Riley admitted to using methamphetamines during his initial questioning. The detainee’s girlfriend said he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, and for the past week said he’d been receiving instructions from God.