BEL AIR, Md. - Sharon's Shaved Ice was the last stand for Seth Beckman, 19.
"He just kicked the door in and when the police came he was sitting right here," said Eddie Castronova, owner, Sharon’s Shaved Ice.
The owner's picture shows the mess left behind.
"It took several hours to get all that crap off the floor. Fortunately, my cousin came up and helped me repair the door so I could secure the building this morning," said Castronova.
Castronova got a call from police around midnight. His business was one of three hit before Beckman was shot by a sheriff's deputy.
"And that was one of the hardest things I ever heard,” said Glenn Beckman, Seth Beckman’s father.
Glenn Beckman didn't hold back on his son's struggles. He last saw him skateboarding away from his Bel Air home on Saturday afternoon.
"He was definitely dealing with some issues in his head and I think he was maybe self-medicating with the marijuana," said Beckman.
His dad says Beckman was treated for several days at Sheppard Pratt, and he was on medication for depression for nine months. He knows he was smoking marijuana, and he thinks he was on synthetic drugs Saturday night.
"He was not himself when he came after that officer and was killed. He was definitely under the influence of some serious drugs," said Beckman.
The Harford County Sheriff's Office says Beckman stormed into the businesses near the intersection of Route 24 and Red Pump Rd. in Forest Hill. He tore up the 7-11 then punched a teenager outside, before crossing the street and hitting the BP gas station and Sharon's snowball stand.
"As the suspect exits the stand, there's an encounter or a confrontation between the deputy and the suspect. The deputy fires his weapon, strikes the suspect, wounding the suspect," said Eddie Hopkins, Harford Co. Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Beckman was flown to Shock Trauma, where he died. Glenn Beckman says he had been an aggressive football and rugby player, but he was never violent until he self-medicated.
Still, he will work for answers.
“That is something I'm going to deeply investigate myself," said Beckman.
Investigators have talked to witnesses and they are checking for surveillance video in the area. The deputy was not seriously injured during the fight with Beckman, but he was placed on routine administrative leave.
Glenn Beckman says he sent his son to a Christian school, but he worries temptations got the best of him.
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