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Father: Suspect in deadly Utah shootout had PTSD

Father: Suspect in deadly Utah police shootout had PTSD, depression, may have been using pot By The Associated Press

OGDEN, Utah (AP) ' The estranged father of an Army veteran at the center of a deadly police raid says his son suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression and may have been self-medicating with small amounts of marijuana.

Police say 37-year-old Matthew David Stewart fired on police serving a search warrant in a drug investigation at his Ogden home Wednesday night. One officer was killed and five were injured. Stewart was also injured.

His father, Michael Stewart, says his son may have felt threatened when police pounded on his door. He says his son works a night shift at a local Walmart and may have been sleeping when police arrived.

The elder Stewart says he believes his son may have been growing the pot himself.

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