Family members of the man who killed three and wounded two before being gunned down by Cincinnati police Thursday had fought to get him committed to a mental health facility, according to Florida court records obtained by The Enquirer.

On at least two occasions, Omar Santa Perez’s mother and sister argued before Palm Beach County judges that Santa was violent and mentally ill. In both instances, a judge granted what’s called an ex-parte order requiring that Santa be evaluated by mental health professionals.

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