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Jack in the Box suspect's family says he was not a monster
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Family members of Zang Khang, the man who held two people hostage inside a College Greens Jack in the Box, said he was not a monster.

Khang's sister said her family is simply searching for answers right now. They want to know how her brother ended up in the 8300 block of Folsom Boulevard and what his motive was for being there.

Family members said Khang had mental health issues that cropped up within the last few months. Khang was apparently on medication and had been seeing a psychiatrist for his problems. No one in the family knew what kind of mental illness he was suffering from or what kind of medicine he was on.

Khang's sister also said he does not drive and she has no idea how her brother had gotten his hands on a gun.

Khang had an extensive criminal history with charges that include domestic violence, misdemeanor DUI, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

According to police, hostages saw Khang smoking narcotics during the entire ordeal.

Family also question the police's use of deadly force. Police have said they had no choice since Khang was acting erratically, violently, threatened to kill hostages, and was seen using one as a human shield.

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