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February 16. 2013 11:54PM


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State police at Wyoming seized ammunition and computers from the Plymouth apartment of William Allabaugh after discovering pictures on his Facebook page illustrating him holding four shotguns, assault rifles and wearing a gas mask.


One picture shows a hollow tree stump concealing a military ammunition box, which state police also referenced in a search warrant affidavit.


Allabaugh, 25, is suspected of shooting two men at Bonnie‚??s Bar on East Main Street in Plymouth early Sunday morning, killing Scott Luzetsky, 39, of Edwardsville, and critically injuring Stephen Hollman, 29, of Plymouth.


In another development Tuesday, medical papers indicate the U.S. Air Force veteran had been treated for post traumatic stress disorder in 2010. PTSD is a psychological condition brought on by experiencing a traumatic event characterized by depression, fear of crowds, hyper-alertness, agitation, nightmares and flashbacks.


It is unclear whether PTSD was a factor in Sunday‚??s shooting.


A medical report from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Plains Township stated Allabaugh was evaluated in July 2010 for post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. He voluntarily committed himself to the VA.


Interest in guns

While in the armed service, Allabaugh became interested in guns and weapons and was stationed in Alaska, where he performed search-and-recovery missions, two family members said during an interview outside a coffee house in Kingston on Tuesday.


The family members, who asked for anonymity because they fear retribution from the victims, said Allabaugh became depressed while in the Air Force and was ‚??released‚?Ě from the service in May 2010 after he was accused of smoking synthetic marijuana with other servicemen.


He had enlisted in the U.S. Air Force while he was in high school at Wyoming Valley West, where he graduated in 2006.


Allabaugh was licensed to carry a gun.


Allabaugh remained in critical condition at Geisinger Wyoming Valley where he underwent a third surgery on Tuesday, according to the two family members.


Hollman also was listed in critical condition Tuesday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley.


Gun possession permitted

No law or regulation prohibited Allabaugh from owning a gun.


State gun laws permit ownership if a person has been voluntarily committed to a mental health facility. Gun ownership is prohibited if a person is involuntarily committed, said Luzerne County Sheriff Jack Robshaw.


Robshaw said Tuesday that when people apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon, they are given a ‚??Reminder on Firearms Responsibility,‚?Ě a piece of paper listing 12 recommendations about gun ownership.


One of the recommendations says, ‚??Do not carry your firearm when consuming alcoholic beverages or taking prescription medications that may affect your abilities and/or judgment.‚?Ě


Incidents before shooting

Investigators allege Allabaugh was at Bonnie‚??s Bar with his brother, Jared Allabaugh, 26, and Kevin Farrell, arriving at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


Soon after they arrived, a bar patron complained about Allabaugh making racial slurs. Allabaugh was told to stop or he would be thrown out, according to the criminal complaint.


Family members said Allabaugh was not a drinker and was probably celebrating Farrell‚??s 26th birthday.


Jared Allabaugh told investigators he was ‚??escorted out of the bar‚?Ě by the manager, Bob Wallace, at 9:30 p.m. when he was accused of not paying for beer he had consumed. Several hours later, patrons complained about Allabaugh carrying a gun.


When confronted by Wallace, witnesses told investigators, Allabaugh pulled out a gun and fired a shot, the complaint says.


Witnesses saw Hollman, who is black, fall to the floor and Allabaugh run outside where multiple gunshots were heard, according to the complaint.


Luzetsky was found outside on the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


Another patron, Mark Ktytor, 35, of Plymouth, told investigators he went outside and was confronted by Allabaugh aiming a gun at him. Ktytor said he drew his own weapon and fired at least four shots, striking Allabaugh in a parking lot, the complaint says.


State police said Ktytor also had a permit to carry a concealed weapon. He is not expected to be charged.


 
 


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