A diary belonging to Mohammad Abdulazeez speaks of martyrdom and suicidal thoughts, according to a credible report.
The diary, as reported by ABC news, documents the Chattanooga gunman's suicidal spiral, driven by drugs, money problems and a struggle with being a devout Muslim.
ABC reported that he had trouble adjusting to his 12-hour overnight shift, and took sleeping pills to compensate. He was also considering filing for bankruptcy, and was thousands of dollars in debt, ABC reported.
Though a family representative told ABC News on Sunday that there were no outward signs of radicalization, the 24-year-old was susceptible to "bad influences," and was affected by watching news accounts of children being killed in Syria.