On June 19th, 2015 my son committed suicide by cop which also took the life of officer Sonny Kim. This was an avoidable tragedy that was totally preventable and as his father I have been continually working on solutions to prevent this scenario from happening again. My son suffered from PTSD and depression. His mental illness was caused by years of trauma stemming from his childhood. The circumstances that led to the shooting are very relevant. The acceptance of responsibility has never been dismissed. The choices my son, Trepierre made on June 19th were wrong and there is no justifying that, but this story isn’t complete without understanding the breakdown that led to this awful tragedy. add another page.