Officers returned fire, killing Mixon, police said.
Mixon had previously served six years in state prison for assault with a firearm during an armed robbery in San Francisco, the family said. While he was in Corcoran state prison, he married his childhood girlfriend, they said.
Mixon's uncle, 38-year-old Curtis Mixon of Fremont, said his nephew had become depressed because as a convicted felon he could not find work. His nephew expected authorities to issue an arrest warrant for missing parole meetings, even though the he felt he was not to blame, he said.
"I think his frustration was building up, but he was trying to better himself," Curtis Mixon said. LaTasha Mixon said Sunday her cousin was "not a monster."
Dunakin is survived by his wife of 16 years and their three children, two boys ages 15 and 8, and a 13-year-old daughter, said Maxine Schwab, Dunakin's mother-in-law.
"He was smart, and he was so good with people, very warm and affectionate," said Schwab. "If you met him, you'd be charmed by him."
________________________________________________________________________________ Bitch2 The media does it again it wasn't his fault he was depressed because he was a convicted felon and couldn't get job. His cousin said he wasn't a monster so he must not have been. Only a monster goes and kills four people in cold blood. The media turns this story around making the MURDERER of four police officers look like a Saint ! Tell me Chicago Tribune whos fault was it he was convicted of a Armed Robbery whos fault was it that he went and killed four innocent people?
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