Bizarre behavior, firing from job preceded fatal shooting

In the days before he fatally shot a Tacoma police officer, Bruce R. Johnson II was fired from his job and banned from the Tacoma Mall after impersonating a law enforcement officer. During the run-in at the mall, he told officers “he liked police and wanted essentially to fit in with law enforcement.” The day before he was fired and killed officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez, Johnson was behaving strangely and “speaking in riddles,” according to his boss.

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