The Latest: Vet gunman lost guard, gun permits over fees

The Latest on the triple killing at a California veterans home (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

A California agency says the former Army rifleman who killed three mental health workers at a California veterans home where he once received treatment lost his state licenses to be an armed security guard for failing to pay the fees.

California's Bureau of Security and Investigative Services said Monday that 36-year-old Albert Wong received permits to carry a 9-millimeter gun and to be a security guard on Oct. 21, 2008.

Bureau spokesman Matt Woodcheke said Wong lost his licenses after failing to pay the annual fees.

The bureau's license database lists Wong's two permits as expired on Oct. 31. It's unclear if that's the date when the bureau canceled the permits for nonpayment.


12:01 a.m.

Authorities have so far been tight-lipped about why a former Army rifleman might have killed three women at a Northern California veterans home.

Albert Wong had been enrolled in the veteran treatment program at The Pathway Home after several years of struggling following his deployment in Afghanistan.

The 36-year-old was recently expelled from Pathway Home, but authorities have not said why.

Officials did not return repeated messages from The Associated Press on Sunday and they have not answered questions about whether concerns about Wong were reported to authorities.

Police said Wong went Friday to the veterans home in Yountville, about 50 miles north of San Francisco, and slipped into a going-away party for two employees.

Police say Wong eventually killed three women.

Wong was found dead after an hours-long standoff.