Where’s the main stream media on this? A “radical Muslim” murders a Security Officers…motive is unknown:
“Police said at a news conference Wednesday morning that two women were asking the armed security officer about light rail routes when a man approached from behind, pointed a gun at the officer’s neck and fired.”
Do we not have a clue about motive for the murder of Scott Von Lanken? Perhaps it’s because he was in uniform and nothing more…This is shocking! Our press does nothing on this?
DENVER — The man suspected of shooting and killing a uniformed RTD contract security officer in Lower Downtown late Tuesday night has been described as a radical Muslim, law enforcement sources said Wednesday.
The suspect was identified as 37-year-old Joshua Cummings.
Two sources said investigators found jihadist materials in Cummings’ backpack and those materials are being investigated.
Scott Von Lanken, 56, was shot and killed, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner confirmed.
The shooting happened about 11 p.m. at 16th and Wynkoop streets on Union Station Plaza, one block from Union Station, police said.
“This is an incredibly sad day for us, and on behalf of the entire RTD family I extend my prayers and express my sincere condolences to the officer’s family, friends and loved ones,” RTD general manager and CEO Dave Genova said in a statement.
Police said at a news conference Wednesday morning that two women were asking the armed security officer about light rail routes when a man approached from behind, pointed a gun at the officer’s neck and fired.
Cummings was found hiding in the 1600 block of 14th Street about 20 minutes later and was arrested without incident, police said. A gun was also recovered.
The shooting is being investigated as a homicide and police are looking into whether it had to do with Von Lanken wearing a uniform.
“It’s really disheartening when anyone loses their life, but especially when we have someone out there providing safety to the community at large,” police chief Robert White said.
Police said Cummings lives in the area and have not had contact with him. He had an out-of-state misdemeanor arrest more than five years ago.
White said the motivation for the shooting is not known.