The man charged with shooting a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper nine times after a traffic stop apologized to the trooper's family on Sunday and blamed society for his actions.

Following his arraignment Sunday morning on two felony charges in connection with the shooting of Trooper Brandon Brashear, Tommy R. Rollins Jr. was asked by one of numerous reporters outside the Jackson County Jail if he had anything to say to Brashear's family.

“I'm sorry,” he said.

“I've got a family of my own I'll probably never see again so I'm hurtin' too.”

Rollins told reporters that he believes he was “temporarily insane” at the time Brashear was shot and said he blames society for that.

“I wasn't even thinking … ” Rollins said. “That's all I can tell you. The society's what caused me to do what I did. Just look at the society we live in.”