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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Relatives of the man who died during a shootout with police along a Missouri interstate say he was a "tortured soul" who finally cracked.
Jerrod Kershaw's aunt and grandmother told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2tX4sTm ) he hadn't been the same since returning from military service. They say he spent most of 2010 serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq.
Investigators say Kershaw threatened to kill a relative and co-workers before carjacking a vehicle Monday and fleeing down Interstate 55 near St. Louis.
Police chased and stopped the vehicle, and a shootout ensued. Police say Kershaw was later found dead in the car wearing a bulletproof vest and with several weapons.
Relatives say Kershaw was on antidepressants but stopped taking the medication. He also was recently diagnosed with diabetes and had other health issues.
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