Parents say teen shot by police suffered from mental illness
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The parents of a Tampa Bay-area teenager who shot an officer in the leg before police fatally shot him say he never received a specific diagnosis for his mental illness.
For a short time, Austin Goodner took medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. But his mother tells The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/1KcgCtW ) that doctors couldn't agree on a diagnosis.
St. Petersburg Police say that on Sunday, the 18-year-old argued with four people near a pool, shot a man on a bike in the arm and then wounded Officer Michael Cordiviola.
Diana and Noah Goodner say they don't know where he got the gun.
Noah Goodner says his son was "not a cop killer," but he "just wanted his own life to end."
Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, http://www.tampatrib.com
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