Washington, D.C.

Mother of Alleged Washington Navy Yard Shooter: "My Heart is Broken"

Aaron Alexis' mother speaks

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The mother of the man who police say fatally shot 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard expressed sorrow Wednesday for what her son had done, adding that her "heart is broken."

Cathleen Alexis released a statement that was read to a CNN reporter who spoke with her briefly in her Brooklyn apartment. A pastor, Bishop Gerald Seabrooks, later read the statement to media gathered outside the home.