August 16th, 2012
12:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Weapons, assault charges for suspect in conservative council shooting

Washington (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 after telling him, "I don't like your politics," authorities said 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.


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  1. Rudy NYC

    Good think that Washington DC has that handgun ban in place.

    August 16, 2012 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  2. Obama - Ending the American Dream as We Know It

    Why isn't this being prosecuted as a hate crime?

    This violent looney leftist needs to be locked up for a VERY long time.

    August 16, 2012 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  3. Obama - Ending the American Dream as We Know It

    Is the shooter gay? If shooting a person based on the fact they are gay is a hate crime, then the reverse should also be a hate crime.

    August 16, 2012 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  4. Fair is Fair

    "Good think that Washington DC has that handgun ban in place."
    Funny how when handgun bans are in place, it's the criminals who are the ones with the weapons, huh?

    August 16, 2012 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  5. Fair is Fair

    The article says the dude had 15 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches in his backpack. Hey... shooting up conservatives is hard work, ya know...

    August 16, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    ahh another law abiding ciizen with a gun shooting in public and how did he get the gun? At your local walmart with a clean record. How is that freedom working out for you conservatives?

    August 16, 2012 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |