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DC Shooting May Have Stemmed from Issue with Organization

by Associated Press posted Aug 15 2012 5:50PM
  WASHINGTON (AP) - A law enforcement official says a suspected gunman made a negative reference about the work of a conservative Christian lobbying group before shooting a security guard. 
     The reference was made in a confrontation in the lobby of the Family Research Council in Washington Wednesday morning. The official spoke only on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
     Another law enforcement official identified the suspect as Floyd Corkins II. Authorities were interviewing neighbors in Corkins' neighborhood in Herndon, Va., on Wednesday evening.
     After being shot in the arm, the security guard and others wrestled the suspect to the ground and he was arrested. 
     The Family Research Council strongly opposes gay marriage and abortion and says it advocates "faith, family and freedom in public policy and public opinion."
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People : Floyd Corkins II
08/15/2012 5:50PM
DC Shooting May Have Stemmed from Issue with Organization
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