CHATTANOOGA (WATE) – Newly released dashcam video shows the gunman accused of killing four Marines and a Navy sailor in shootings at a Chattanooga military recruitment center and a Marine base during his April 2015 arrest for DUI.
In the video, officers pull over Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez on April 20. Officers discuss what they said was Abdulazeez’s erratic driving and perform several sobriety tests before taking him into custody.
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An arrest report obtained by ABC News details a stop on April 20, 2015, in which Mohammad Abdulazeez was pulled over around 2 a.m. for failing to stay in his lane, “driving over 10 mph under the speed limit, and stopping at green lights.”
During the stop, an officer noticed that Abdulazeez’s car smelled like alcohol and marijuana, the report said.
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The police described his eyes as bloodshot, watery and droopy. An officer said Abdulazeez “was unsteady on his feet at times” and that he slurred and mumbled his speech.
An officer also noted that Abdulazeez had irritated nostrils and a white, powdery substance under his nose. Abdulazeez told the officer that he had “crushed up caffeine pills and snorted them” and that he was around friends who were drinking and smoking marijuana.
Abdulazeez, 24, was charged with driving under the influence. He refused to consent to the state blood test, police said.
According to a family representative, through different periods of his life Abdulazeez had struggled with opiods, painkillers, marijuana and alcohol. He also was thousands of dollars in debt and had considered filing for bankruptcy. Family also noted Abdulazeez recently had struggles with sleeping pills after having trouble adjusting to a new job where he worked a 12-hour overnight shift.
Abdulazeez’s family reportedly had tried to seek treatment for his mental illness and to keep him away from a group of friends they considered a bad influence, but with little success. Abdulazeez lived in Jordan for seven months in 2014, initially sparking reports he may have been radicalized by a terrorist organization. Authorities have not confirmed any reports of ties to any extremist organization or expressions.
Abdulazeez was killed during a gunfight with officers following the shooting.