Three dead after suburban Kansas City shooting

September 16, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgOVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The man accused of killing three people in attacks at Jewish-related sites in a Kansas City suburb on Sunday is a well-known white supremacist who has run for public office on a white power platform and who once was the subject of a nationwide manhunt.Frazier Glenn Cross was booked into Johnson County jail in Olathe on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder after the attacks in Overland Park.At a news conference, Overland Park police Chief John Douglass declined to publicly identify the man suspected of carrying out the attacks. But a jail official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the case, identified the suspect as 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross of Aurora, Mo.“Today is a sad and very tragic day,” Douglass said at the news conference. “As you might imagine, we are only three hours into this investigation. There’s a lot of innuendo and a lot of assertions going around. There is really very little hardcore information.”According to police, the attacks happened within minutes of one another. At around 1 p.m., a gunman opened fire on two people in the parking lot behind the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. He then drove a few blocks away to a Jewish retirement community, Village Shalom, and gunned down a woman or girl there, Douglass said. Officers arrested the suspect in an elementary school parking lot a short time later.last_img read more