ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The nephew of a gunman who stormed his former workplace and opened fire before committing suicide told police that his uncle believed the company had implanted chips in his brain and could hear his thoughts.
Reza told his nephew that the solar manufacturer Emcore Corp. fired him to keep him from "taking them down."
Reza killed himself Monday after shooting six other people, killing two and wounding four during a rampage at the company's Albuquerque plant.
Authorities say former Emcore co-workers have told investigators that they were aware that Reza struggled with mental health issues.
Police are still trying to verify whether Reza in fact had a mental illness.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com.