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Father of alleged shooter says his son is Army vet suffering PTSD
Dad thanks troopers for restraint, criticizes VA
Leighton Marchetta
Leighton Beaux Marchetta
The father of the alleged shooter at the Georgia State Patrol post in Gainesville sent a statement late Tuesday night to The Times about his son’s actions prior to Monday morning’s incident. Lee Marchetta, the father of Leighton Beaux Marchetta, began his statement thanking the Georgia State Patrol troopers for restraint. “My son suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and was discharged from the Army in June of 2014 because of another attempted suicide,” Lee Marchetta wrote.