The suspect in the shootings in Overland Park has been named. He's a former KKK man and a neo-Nazi. He's proud of what he did. "Heil Hitler!"
Here's video of the suspect:
From ABC News:
Kansas Jewish Center Shooting Suspect Identified as Former KKK Leader
The 73-year-old man charged with murder in the shooting at a Jewish community center and retirement community in Overland Park, Kansas, that left three people dead is reportedly the former Grand Dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.Cross/Miller identified himself as a Democrat, a Republican, and finally, an Independent.
Fraiser Glenn Cross Jr., of Aurora, Mo., was taken into custody in the parking lot of an elementary school near the scene of the shootings, and was booked on a charge of first degree murder, according to the Johnson County, Kansas, Sheriff's Office.
Cross is an alias for Frasier Glenn Miller, the former KKK leader, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
In a statement released tonight, the SPLC said it was able to identify Cross as Miller after a phone conversation with Miller's wife, Marge, in which she told them police had come to her home and told her that her husband had been arrested in the shootings.
The address listed by the sheriff's office for Cross is the same address Frazier Glenn Miller used when filing candidate papers to run for Congress in Missouri in 2006 and when he sued the secretary of state for refusing to let him on the ballot.
Among the three people killed in the shootings were a 14-year-old Eagle Scout and his grandfather, according to the family of the two.
"It is with deep sadness that we confirm the tragic loss of Dr. William Lewis Corporon and Reat Griffin Underwood (Losen) who died as a result of the injuries they sustained in today's shooting at the Jewish Community Center. Dr. Corporon was Reat's Grandfather, whom he loved very much," said a statement signed "Will Corporon, Son and Uncle."
The two were shot at the town's Jewish Community Center, Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said. One died at the scene and the other died after being taken to a hospital, he said.
The third victim was a woman who was shot at Village Shalom retirement community, Douglass said. She died on the scene.
It was believed the shooter fired at two other people, but neither was hit, the police chief said.
...According to the family statement, Underwood was a freshman at Blue Valley High School, and participated in debate, theatre "and had a beautiful voice. Reat had a passion for life, and touched so many people in his young age." He was an Eagle Scout and "loved spending time camping and hunting with his Grandfather, Father, and brother," the statement said.
Corporon practiced family medicine in Marlow and Duncan, Okla., from 1976 through 2003, before moving with his wife to the Kansas City area to be closer to their grandchildren, the statement said.
Cross/Miller is a monster.
A white supremacist yelled, "Heil Hitler," after he was taken into custody in connection with the Passover Eve fatal shooting of three at two Jewish-related sites in the Kansas City area.As is typical with situations like this, there is a lot of misinformation. Initial reports are filled with inaccuracies.
A 14-year-old boy and his grandfather were killed outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. They were apparently inside a car. A female was killed a few minutes later in the parking lot at Village Shalom, an assisted living facility.
The suspect shot at two other people, but the bullets did not hit them, said Overland Park police Chief John Douglass.
A dozen or more shots may have been fired based on evidence at the scenes.
The victims apparently did not know their killer, Douglass said.
Glenn Frazier Cross, 73, was arrested at 1:28 p.m. He is being held by Overland Park police on multiple charges including premeditated first-degree murder, according to online jail records.
...Cross was arrested at the Valley Park Elementary School, which is a mile away from Village Shalom. The suspect appeared to yell "Heil Hitler" as he was being led away in handcuffs by Overland Park police.
The suspect made "several statements" when he was put into the back of a police patrol car, Douglass acknowledged.
"We are sifting through and vetting those for accuracy, No. 1, and No. 2, we're looking at them for their evidentiary value," the police chief said. "It is too early to tell you what he may or may not have said. We're trying to determine that at this time."
Douglass said Sunday evening that it is being investigated as a hate crime but said it's too soon to know whether it's a hate crime or not.
"We know it was a vicious act of violence, and we know obviously it was at two Jewish facilities," he said. "So one might make that assumption, but we're going to have to know more about it before we'll label it."
There had been reports of more victims.
This KCTV story begins with the statement that Cross/Miller yelled "Heil Hitler" after being arrested. That's stated as fact.
However, Police Chief Douglass says the statements allegedly made by Cross/Miller are being checked for accuracy and evidentiary value.
There appears to be no doubt that Cross/Miller was formerly a leader in the Klan and then part of "The Order," a neo-Nazi group.
Cross quit high school as a senior to join the Army. In a 20-year Army career he had two tours in Vietnam and 13 years as a member of the elite Green Berets before he was forced to retire because of his Klan affiliation in 1979.For decades, Cross/Miller served in the Army. He was a Green Beret. That's very admirable.
But he also was a Grand Dragon and neo-Nazi.
Now, he's an alleged murderer of three innocent people, including a 14-year-old boy. If found guilty, that will be his legacy.