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Ex-wife: Man accused of shooting officer is mentally ill

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman says her ex-husband, who is accused of opening fire on a federal security officer outside the U.S. courthouse in Phoenix, has a long history of mental illness but had never been violent. Donna Gonzales told The Associated Press on Wednesday that James Lee Carr “is sick” and she helped turn him in. A criminal complaint says the 68-year-old opened fire Tuesday because he said he felt the federal officer “was harassing him.” The complaint says the officer was inspecting a UPS truck heading into the courthouse when someone in a car yelled, “Hey,” and then opened fire. The officer is expected to recover. 

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