The Suspect In Shooting ‏At The Washington, D.C. Headquarters Family Research Council Chick-fil-A Sandwiches In Bag


Floyd Lee Corkins II, the doubtable in Wednesday's cutting ‏at the Washington, D.C., address of the Ancestors Research Council, was accustomed 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches in a bag back he opened fire, according to the bent complaint filed by the Justice Department on Thursday.

Corkins, 28, of Herndon, Va., was answerable with "interstate busline of a firearm and ammunition"—a federal offense—along with the "intent to annihilate while armed." The offenses backpack a best amends of 10 years in bastille for busline of a weapon, and 30 years for absorbed to kill. Corkins is accepted to accomplish
an antecedent cloister actualization afterwards Thursday.

According to the FBI affidavit, Corkins' parents said their son "has able opinions with account to those he believes do not amusement homosexuals in a fair manner." According to The Associated Press, Corkins "had been volunteering afresh at a association centermost for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people."

Corkins accurately purchased the blaster he acclimated in the shooting—a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol—in Virginia aftermost week, the FBI said.

A agent for the D.C. Metropolitan Badge Department said Corkins entered the antechamber of the FRC architecture in city Washington at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. He was confronted by a aegis bouncer and opened fire.

The guard, Leo Johnson, was attempt in the larboard arm, badge said. Corkins was tackled and again taken into custody. Johnson was taken to a bounded hospital and is accepted to accomplish a abounding recovery, an FRC agent said.

"As far as I'm concerned, the aegis administrator actuality is a hero," Metropolitan Badge Chief Cathy Lanier said Wednesday.

The FBI said it begin Corkins with "two added magazines loaded with armament and an added box of 50 circuit of ammunition," according to Talking Points Memo.

The Ancestors Research Council is a Christian alignment and bourgeois lobbying accumulation that "promotes the acceptable ancestors assemblage and the Judeo-Christian amount system." Its adage is "advancing faith, ancestors and freedom." The group, which was founded in 1981, opposes aborticide and gay marriage.

Chick-fil-A's admiral sparked a altercation afterwards his accessible comments adjoin same-sex alliance were appear in July.

"Federal authorities say [Corkins] told a bouncer at the Ancestors Research Council, 'I don't like your politics,'" the AP said.

Several Washington-based bourgeois groups anchored aegis in the deathwatch of Wednesday's shooting.

The leaders of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations appear a collective account accusatory the shooter's actions.

"The action and affairs abaft today's tragedy are still unknown," the account read, "but behindhand of what emerges as the acumen for this shooting, we absolutely adios and adjudge such violence."

The FRC cutting came a little added than a anniversary afterwards seven people, including the gunman, were dead in a accumulation cutting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis.

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