DC Shooter: 'I Don't Like Your Politics'

Suspect was hauling 15 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches

By Matt Cantor,  Newser User

Posted Aug 16, 2012 12:58 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A criminal complaint is painting a clearer picture of the gunman accused of attacking the Family Research Council: Before shooting a security guard, Floyd Corkins informed him, "I don't like your politics." The exchange was caught on surveillance video, authorities say. Not only did Corkins have a Chick-Fil-A bag, he was carrying 15 sandwiches from the fast-food chain, whose anti-gay marriage stance the FRC recently backed.

Corkins, of Virginia, will be charged with assault with intent to kill—which carries a maximum 30-year sentence—and carrying weapons across state lines, which comes with a maximum 10-year sentence, CNN reports. He reportedly bought his handgun legally within the past week. The complaint notes that according to his parents, Corkins "has strong opinions with respect to those he believes do not treat homosexuals in a fair manner." Mitt Romney has condemned the attack: "There is no place for such violence in our society," the candidate says.

A screen grab from CNN video following the incident.
A screen grab from CNN video following the incident.   (CNN video)
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