Time and time again, people who commit acts of mass violence are found to have a history of domestic violence. With this established pattern of behavior, it's never too early to spot the warning signs, reach out, and get help. Scroll through below for a few headlines we might have prevented if we had acted soon enough.
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Case 1: Mass Shooting at Ft. Lauderdale International Airport
Before Esteban Santiago killed five people at Fort Lauderdale International Airport, he was arrested for physical violence against his girlfriend.
Case 2: Mass Shooting in Hesston, Kansas
Before Cedric Larry Ford murdered four and injured 14 at his workplace, he received a restraining order for pushing and choking his girlfriend.
Case 3: Mass Shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Before Robert Dear killed three people at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, he allegedly beat his wives. He was also charged with rape and "Peeping Tom" violations.