Chief: ‘Mental health’ likely motive for brewery shooting


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s police chief says he believes mental health issues are the likely reason a man killed five co-workers last week at a sprawling brewery complex in his city.

Chief Alfonso Morales told WTMJ radio on Wednesday that he doesn’t believe racial issues led 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill to carry out the attack. Ferrill was black and four of the victims were white. The fifth was Latino. Morales’ remarks came after Molson Coors confirmed that a noose had been placed on Ferrill’s locker five years ago. The chief says Ferrill had been friendly with at least some of the victims. He says the investigation could take several more weeks.