SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) -- It all started with high school senior Daniel Hawke Fears getting scolded for driving his pickup truck recklessly near children. What followed was a rampage in which Fears allegedly killed two people and wounded eight, including a toddler.
The 18-year-old was expected to make an initial court appearance Monday following a shooting spree that stunned residents in this town of 8,000 people about 20 miles from the Arkansas state line.
"I don't know if there is ever going to be an answer for why he did this," said his attorney Monte Johnson. "He just flipped out."
Residents in the three communities where the rampage stretched said Sunday they were shocked that such violence hit so close to home.
Fears was described as a loner who worked part-time at a Wal-Mart.
Adam Reherman, 21, told The Tulsa World that he saw no violent tendencies in his friend.
Sequoyah County District Attorney Dianne Barker Harrold said Fears did not show remorse when authorities talked to him Sunday.
Johnson said Fears had suffered from depression over the last three years and may have been taking medication that was not prescribed to him.
"I'm not sure he comprehends everything," Johnson told The Daily Oklahoman. He planned to request a competency hearing Monday.
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