Joey Kadmiri the Thunder From Down Under suspect who was arrested Tuesday evening claims that he was beaten up by the performers in the show and that he has mental health issues.
On Tuesday performers from the show noticed Kadmiri in a backstage locker room area wearing items that belonged to the performers, and he was also observed taking items from the locker room.
He was chased to an outside courtyard area and during a scuffle Kamiri, who had a gun in his possession opened fire.
One of the performers was injured from flying debris, however, the show went on as scheduled that evening.
The Thunder From Down Under suspect was detained by the muscular male performers and arrested.
At the time of his arrest, police suspected that Kadmiri, who has a previous criminal record, was under the influence of methamphetamine.
He refused to attend his initial arraignment in court but did grant 8 News Now an interview telling them his version of events.
During the interview Kadmiri said that he did not try to hurt anyone.
He claimed that he thought he was being chased and because of the litany of mental health issues he claims he suffers from, he ran to the locker room area.
He said that he wants help and and also said that he has two cases against police.
According to police Kadmiri made a number of attempts to gain entry to the backstage area before finally succeeding.
The Thunder From Down Under suspect even tried to pass himself off as a cast member of the show and was asked to leave but soon returned wearing a different shirt.
Joey Kadmiri faces a multitude charges including not having a drivers license, burglary while in a possession of a deadly weapon, attempted murder, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, discharging a gun on public street, coercion with force, kidnapping and domestic battery plus plus 6 counts of robbery with a deadly weapon.
He is scheduled for another court appearance on March 24.