Mass Shooter Had ‘Significant’ Brain Damage ‘Likely’ Caused From Exposure to Over 10,000 Grenade Blasts: Reports

The man who killed 18 people in Maine late last year had significant brain damage that likely played a role in his shooting rampage, according to experts who have analyzed his brain post-mortem.

The man, who The Daily Wire is not naming due to company policy about not giving notoriety to mass killers, had brain damage that is consistent with what experts see in military veterans who have had prolonged exposure to explosive blasts.

The man was a U.S. Army reservist and a longtime instructor at an Army hand grenade training range where he was exposed to more than 10,000 grenade blasts, according to a report from The New York Times.

The Maine Chief Medical Examiner’s office requested the Boston University CTE Center conduct the post-mortem study of the man’s brain.

“[The man] had evidence of traumatic brain injury,” said Doctor Ann McKee. “In the white matter, the nerve fibers that allow for communication between different areas of the brain, there was significant degeneration, axonal and myelin loss, inflammation, and small blood vessel injury. There was no evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).” (Read more from “Mass Shooter Had ‘Significant’ Brain Damage ‘Likely’ Caused From Exposure to Over 10,000 Grenade Blasts: Reports” HERE)