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Background check into alleged Clear Lake gunman reveals violent past

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We're learning more about the gunman who allegedly shot two women in Clear Lake.

When SWAT teams entered the home Sunday night they found the man, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

KSFY News has been looking into his background.

His name was Brett Pommer and he was no stranger to law enforcement.

A background check reveals several assault charges and run ins with the law.

And we also found a protection order filed against him in September.

Police responded to a double shooting Sunday night in Clear Lake.

SWAT teams tried to talk to the alleged shooter, but when they entered the house they found Brett Pommer, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

And two unidentified women were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Court documents show Pommer was in the middle of getting divorced.

His soon-to-be ex-wife filed a protection order against Pommer last year.

In the documents, she states she was upstairs watching TV while her four-year-old son and his father, Pommer, were watching TV downstairs.

She says she heard crying, and found her son crouched in a ball on the couch.

He told her his father threw him, and she wanted him to move out.

A background check into Pommer's history with the police and courts shows nine counts of speeding on highways -- roadways and city streets.

He was acquitted on four counts of aggravated assault and had two counts of simple assault which were dismissed.

In the protection order, his wife also says Pommer talked about divorce almost daily and that he'll take her for all she has or ruin her.

Pommer's wife later asked for the order to be dismissed since her husband Brett agreed to move out of their home.

Investigators have yet to confirm the indentity of the two women who were shot.

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