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Kansas Shooter Had Protective Order Against Him

Law enforcement officials announced Friday that the man suspected of killing four and injuring 14 others during a shooting spree in Kansas was served with a protective order related to an allegedly abusive relationship about an hour before his rampage began. In the woman's petition for the order, she said that she was concerned about 38-year-old Cedric Ford's mental state, calling him "an alcoholic, violent, depressed." In the document, according to The Wichita Eagle, she added, “It’s my belief he is in desperate need of medical & psychological help!” Ford allegedly opened fire in Hesston before attacking Excel Industries, the manufacturing plant where he worked in Hesston. He was shot and killed by a lone police officer, Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton told the press.