Colorado

Dec 11, 2010 5:43 PM by AP

Iraq veteran shot by police suffered PTSD

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The wife of a Fort Carson soldier who was shot during a confrontation with Army police says he had been sent home early from Iraq this summer after becoming suicidal.

On Sept. 22, Army police went to the home of 23-year-old Spc. Anthony Nicolas Jumangit at Fort Carson after his wife said he was threatening to cut himself. Officials say police shot him in self-defense.

He was later placed in a psychiatric facility. Rebecca Jumangit told The Gazette her husband had repeatedly warned supervisors that he didn't believe he was mentally fit to deploy last March after a combat tour that ended in 2008.

Col. Robert McLaughlin, the Fort Carson garrison commander, says the soldier's unit did everything possible to get him help.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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