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PTSD Tragedy: Standoff Ends in Death
(KSHB) A Kansas City, Missouri veteran suffering from PTSD is killed in a police standoff after his parents says he sought help from the VA and was turned away.
Issac Sims' family said he spent every day last week coming to the VA hospital, but was told on Friday that he had to wait a month to be admitted for his PTSD. Sims, 26, was an Iraq war veteran.
On Sunday, Sims got into a fight with his father outside their home on 23rd and Lawndale. A neighbor called police when Sims fired gunshots.
When officers arrived, they decided to call in the SWAT team. The standoff ended when officers shot and killed Sims.
"I said 'Don't shoot him, I can get there without a problem," Issac's father Adrian said.