Eduardo Sencion, the alleged gunman in Tuesday’s shooting, was born in Mexico and had a valid U.S. passport. Sencion, 32, lived in Carson City.
In interviews with investigators after the shooting, his family raised concerns about his mental health. Sencion worked at his family’s business in South Lake Tahoe and had no criminal history. The minivan he drove to the shooting was registered to his brother.
The shooting shocked some who knew him, including Joe Laub, his lawyer in a bankruptcy filing in January 2009. “He’s a gentle, kind man who was very helpful to friends and family,” Laub told the Associated Press.
In the bankruptcy filing, Sencion listed more than $42,000 in outstanding debts for a car, several credit cards and some medical expenses. At the time, Sencion reported having $200 spread over three bank accounts and $923 in disability income, mostly from Social Security.