Colorado: Sons say dad shot in police standoff had PTSD
GREELEY, Colo. – Two sons of a man who was shot outside a diner in Evans in a standoff with police say he was a Vietnam veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Police say 60-year-old Kenneth Yeager pointed a gun at officers before they fired on him Sunday outside a diner where he had been thrown out earlier. Police say SWAT team officers had tried to talk him out of his car in the parking lot for more than two hours before the shooting.
Bob and Steve Yeager say their father was on medications and that his hearing was damaged in Vietnam, so he may not have been able to hear what officers were saying while he sat in his car.
Kenneth Yeager was retired and living alone in northern Weld County.
Information from: Greeley Daily Tribune, http://greeleytribune.com