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  • DC shooting suspect: "I don't like your politics," and a gunshot

    Washington DC (CNN) -- The suspect in the shooting at the Family Research Council walked into the headquarters of the conservative group armed with a 9 mm pistol and shot a security guard, saying "I don't like your politics," authorities alleged in a criminal complaint filed Thursday.

    The complaint accuses Floyd Lee Corkins II, 28, of a federal firearms violation and assault with intent to kill.

    The council is a Christian group focused on family and anti-abortion issues and religious liberties that recently came out in support of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy. The executive enraged gay rights advocates when he expressed support for traditional marriage.

    Corkins -- who was carrying 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches in his backpack along with the pistol and extra ammunition -- "has strong opinions with respect to those he believes do not treat homosexuals in a fair manner," authorities said in the complaint, citing his parents.

    He will be formally charged Thursday with one count of transporting weapons and ammunition across state lines, a federal violation, and one count of assault with the intent to kill while armed.

    The assault charge is a District of Columbia offense that carries a maximum 30-year sentence. The federal firearms charge carries a 10-year maximum sentence.

    Corkins is scheduled to appear in court on the charges Thursday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Washington, the Justice Department said in a statement.

    According to the complaint, Corkins left the Herndon, Virginia, home he shares with his parents about 9 a.m. Wednesday morning and boarded Washington's subway system bound for the research council's offices in Washington.

    According to the complaint, Corkins walked up to the front door of the council's office, where he encountered Johnson.

    Corkins then said "I don't like your politics," or something similar, the complaint said, citing a witness.


    Surveillance video shows Corkins interact with security guard Leo Johnson, then pull the 9 mm Sig Sauer pistol from his backpack and point it at him, according to the complaint. He then opened fire on Johnson, according to the complaint, hitting him in the arm.

    Johnson then wrestled the weapon away from Corkins, according to authorities.


    In an interview with CNN affiliate WJLA, Johnson offered a slightly different account, saying Corkins told him he was there to interview for an internship, then shot him without warning.

    Johnson said it was after he had wrestled Corkins to the ground that the suspect told him the shooting was about the group's policies, according to WJLA.

    While D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and others have hailed Johnson as a hero, WJLA reported the 46-year-old told the station in a telephone interview that he was simply doing his job and is not comfortable being described as a hero.


    Corkins told investigators he acted alone, according to the complaint.

    Authorities who arrested Corkins recovered his pistol, two additional loaded magazines and a 50-round box of ammunition from his backpack. They found what appeared to be an open gun box on the seat of his car, which had been parked at the East Falls Church Metro station, according to the complaint.

    Corkins legally purchased the handgun from a gun shop in Virginia within the last week, according to a law enforcement official.

    Corkins had volunteered at the DC Center for the LGBT Community, a source working with the center told CNN. The group provides services and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

    He received a master's degree from George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development in 2006, the university said.
    Last edited by Street_Cop50; 08-16-2012, 01:15 PM.
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  • #2
    Liberal logic.

    "We dont like how you treat people, so we will shoot you".

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tmg View Post
      Liberal logic.

      "We dont like how you treat people, so we will shoot you".
      Yeah, I'm sure glad conservatives don't use the same logic.

      Sincerely,
      Eric Rudolph
      This Space For Rent

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tmg View Post
        Liberal logic.

        "We dont like how you treat people, so we will shoot you".
        He's just a bad person. Liberal...conservative...makes no difference. Plenty of nut jobs out there with all kinds of political ideas.
        For the cops out there: You are an adult. If you want to write someone, write them. If you don't want to write someone, then don't write them.

        "Jeff, you are the best cop on this board"-Anonymous Post

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        • #5
          So, he has a Master's degree, but lives at home with his parents...

          Impressive.


          Nice work by the security guard.

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          • #6
            I'm sure we'll be seeing more of this type of behavior. Good job! to the guard.

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            • #7
              Having all those sandwiches from a place one might think he'd boycott makes me wonder if he kept going back while trying to get up the nerve to go bat**** in a restaurant.

              The assault charge is a District of Columbia offense that carries a maximum 30-year sentence. The federal firearms charge carries a 10-year maximum sentence.
              Consecutive sentences might work. Nut control is more effective than gun control.

              Good work, Off. Johnson.
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              Capital Punishment means never having to say "you again?"

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              • #8
                Makes me think of the Columbine HS tragedy when one of the shooters asked a girl if she believed in God. When she said yes, he asked "Why?" and then fatally shot her.
                It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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                • #9
                  Why are the left-leaning terrorists so bad at it?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by zigziggityzoo View Post
                    Why are the left-leaning terrorists so bad at it?
                    You call that left leaning? What does one have to do to be a leftwing whacko?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JasperST View Post
                      You call that left leaning? What does one have to do to be a leftwing whacko?
                      Bail out the banking and auto industries, perpetuating a false sense of capitalism.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Carbonfiberfoot View Post
                        Bail out the banking and auto industries, perpetuating a false sense of capitalism.
                        Make sure you hose the stockholders in the companies too.
                        Just pay your dues, and be quiet :-)

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                        • #13

                          Didn't this wacko understand that handguns are illegal in DC?

                          The comments above reflect my personal opinion as a private citizen, ordinary motorist and all-around good guy.

                          The aforementioned advice should not be construed to represent any type of professional opinion, legal counsel or other type of instruction with regard to traffic laws, judicial proceedings or official agency policy.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by VA Dutch View Post

                            Didn't this wacko understand that handguns are illegal in DC?
                            Or attempted murder.
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                            Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. - H. L. Mencken

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by VA Dutch View Post
                              Didn't this wacko understand that handguns are illegal in DC?
                              Originally posted by Sgt. Slaughter View Post
                              Or attempted murder.
                              As a buddy of mine (retired Navy man) sometimes says, "There's always that 10% who didn't get The Word." Or as my Dad used to say, "Always some ****bird who didn't get The Word."

                              Wackos never seem to get the memos, either.
                              --
                              Capital Punishment means never having to say "you again?"

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