Lewiston Mass Shooter’s Disturbing Past Uncovered: What We Know

Court records for the man accused of killing 18 people in mass shootings Wednesday night in Lewiston, Maine, reveal some about the suspect's past.

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Lewiston Mass Shooter: Court documents for the man suspected of killing 18 people in Lewiston mass shootings Wednesday night in Lewiston, Maine, give some clues about the suspect’s history.

News 9 Investigates has obtained court papers in Maine that reveal the sole criminal record for Robert Card in Maine was an arrest in April 2007 for operating under the influence. Card pled guilty to that.

Robert Card The Suspect
Robert Card The suspect

The other records of Card in the Maine court system refer to a 2007 divorce. Card was married two years earlier and shares a son with his ex-wife.

Robert Card Suspect of Lewiston Maine Mass Shooting Found Dead

Their divorce judgment was revised in 2013 to incorporate joint parenting rights and duties of the kid.

According to ABC News, detectives uncovered a message at Card’s house on Thursday that was written to his son.

Sources characterized it as a suicide letter that includes rantings as well as personal information like bank account data.

There was no record of Card in New Hampshire’s judicial system.

Law enforcement officials say Card’s family is working with police.

Card was born on April 4, 1983, and his last known residence was 941 Meadow Road in Bowdoin, Maine.

A neighbor who said he knew the family was stunned when he learned about the shootings.

“It simply didn’t seem like that sort of individual. Like I said, people have difficulties, but you don’t expect them to fall over the deep end like that. Like I stated, when I saw it on the television last night, I was stunned,” neighbor David Letarte said.

A police alert characterized Card as a weapons instructor thought to be in the Army Reserve and posted to a training facility in Saco, Maine.

According to ABC News, the Army has confirmed that Card has been an Army Reservist since December 2002. His present status is as a sergeant first class, and his work is a petroleum supply expert.

“SFC Robert Card is assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 304th Infantry Regiment in Saco, Maine. While his unit sponsored West Point summer training in July of 2023, there are no records to suggest he directed or participated in any training.

The Army did not train SFC Card as a weapons instructor, nor did he serve in that capacity for the Army. Due to the Privacy Act and the current inquiry, we cannot disclose more specifics,” Bryce Dubee, an Army spokeswoman, told ABC.

Sources also told ABC News stated Card had a mental health history, including a two-week hospitalization this past summer at a mental health institution after he reported hearing voices and made threats to shoot up a National Guard installation in Saco, Maine.

The white Subaru tied to Card was located late Wednesday night in Lisbon, Maine, near a boat launch on the Androscoggin River.

A pistol was recovered in that car late Wednesday, and officials are analyzing and tracking the gun to see if it was involved in the incident, various law enforcement sources told ABC News.

He was found dead Friday night at a recycling site in Lisbon, where he formerly worked.

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