Man accused of killing 6 in Washington recently jailed

ALGER, Wash. (AP) -- More details are being revealed about the man accused of killing six people in a shooting rampage in Washington state Tuesday.

Isaac Zamora surrendered less than three hours after the violence began.

One of the people the 28-year-old is accused of killing is a sheriff's deputy who his mother says had tried to help the family in the past. Dennise Zamora says her son is "desperately mentally ill."

She says she called the deputy yesterday after seeing her son going into and out of her neighbors' homes. The deputy was shot while responding to the call.

Dennise Zamora tells The Associated Press that her family is "devastated" for the victims' families. She says she wishes she or her son had been killed instead.

Isaac Zamora had just served a six-month jail sentence for drug possession.

Authorities still haven't determined what sparked the violence.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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