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Sikh Temple Shooting Suspect IDed

...as Wade Michael Page
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2012 7:13 AM CDT
Updated Aug 6, 2012 8:54 AM CDT
Sikh Temple Shooting Suspect IDed
A police K-9 unit, left, and a robot, center, are outside the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis., where a shooting took place Sunday, Aug 5, 2012.   (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

(Newser) – The man suspected of killing six at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin yesterday before being shot dead by a cop has been identified as Wade Michael Page, sources tell Fox News. And more details on Page are trickling in, by way of NBC and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

  • The 40-year-old was an Army vet with ties to Fort Bragg in North Carolina; he reportedly served from April 1992 through October 1998.

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  • While in the Army, he was assigned to psychological operations.
  • According to military sources, he was discharged for "patterns of misconduct."
  • He had previously lived in Colorado as well as North Carolina, before moving to Wisconsin.
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that Page was the former frontman of neo-Nazi music group End Apathy.
  • Police say the gun he used in the shooting was bought sometime in the last 10 days, in Wisconsin. It was reportedly a 9mm semi-automatic handgun, and police have recovered it.
(Read more Sikh stories.)

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