Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Greenville, N.C. Police Chief Hassan Aden Lied about the Racist Motivation of Black, Would-be Mass Murderer Lakim Faust

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Police identify gunman in Greenville shooting, say they believe it was a random act
By Diana Bosch
Updated 6/24/2013, 8:15 A.M.
News14 Carolina
News 14: Police identify gunman in Greenville shooting, say they believe it was a random act

GREENVILLE -- Authorities are releasing new information following Friday's shooting in Greenville that left four [white] people hurt before police shot the [black] gunman.

Lakim Anthony Faust, 23, is the man authorities identified as the shooter in Friday's incident.

Police Chief Hassan Aden says Faust has no significant criminal history, but has had run-ins with the law in the past including resisting arrest in minor property charges.

Chief Aden describes Friday's shooting as a complex active shooting event. He tells us there are three different crime scenes investigators are looking at including the parking lot of Kellum Law Firm where one [white] person was shot, the parking lot of a Walmart where three [white] people were shot and Hooker Road, where Faust was shot.

Chief Aden says more than 100 rounds of shotgun ammunition were found with Faust on Friday. A search warrant at Faust's home uncovered shotgun shell boxes, computers and various documents, but right now, at this point in the investigation, authorities believe this was a random shooting.

Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas said this is a significant crime in this community's history.

“This is a tragedy but you can look at it for what it has done to the community to bring us together,” he said.

Officers involved in the incident are now on paid administrative leave. Their names have not been released.

"It's a very traumatic experience. Many us that have been in this business for years have gone through it, and understand that they have a lot of needs right now, and that we need to take care of them,” said Chief Aden.

The four victims are in the hospital in serious condition, but are expected to recover. Faust is also in serious condition but is also expected to recover. When he is released, he is expected to face four counts of attempted murder among other charges. Chief Aden says that the FBI is investigating the case.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There are only seven or so (local) news stories from Google on this atrocity.

David In TN