SALT LAKE CITY – A report says Army officials knew a distraught and AWOL soldier recently back from Afghanistan was headed to Utah with ammunition, weapons and a grudge - but didn't warn local authorities.
Army Spc. Brandon Barrett was wearing body armor and military fatigues when he was shot and killed by a Salt Lake City police officer who was wounded in an Aug. 27 shootout at a downtown intersection.
The Salt Lake Tribune cites Army records for a Tuesday report saying Army investigators were worried about a mass shooting.
Barrett was classified as a deserter from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Wash.
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The newspaper cites text messages Barrett sent warning that he was preparing for death with, "one hell of an argument and about 1,000 rounds" to prove his point.