VA shooting suspect said to be suffering from mental illness

Neil Moore suspected of shooting at Dayton VA Medical Center. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)
Neil Moore suspected of shooting at Dayton VA Medical Center. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The man suspected of shooting someone inside the Dayton VA Medical Center is said to be suffering from mental illness.

Moore’s attorney, Frank Malocu, told Judge Sharon Ovington in federal court that Moore’s illness could be controlled with proper medication.

Malocu wouldn’t go into details about the nature of the illness only to say that it’s involved in the case.

Moore is accused of shooting Paul Burnside in the leg at the Dayton VA Medical Center. According to the complaint against him, Moore’s target was two ex-co-workers who he said were having an inappropriate relationship with his wife and daughter.

Malocu asked Judge Ovington to give Moore supervised release with home detention but Ovington ruled that there’s clear and convincing evidence not to grant Moore a bond.

He’ll be held in custody while his case is heard. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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