Thursday, August 16, 2012

Floyd Corkins II opened fire at conservative lobbyist headquarters and injured security guard

A gay activist carrying a bag of Chick-fil-A items opened fire in the headquarters of a conservative lobbying unit, wounding a security guard, police said.

At approximately 10.45 a.m. the man, identified as 28-year-old Floyd Corkins II, walked into the Family Research Council's (FRC) headquarters in Washington, DC's Chinatown area, made a statement, produced a gun and then shot a security guard who tried to stop him.

Corkins had been volunteering at a community center dedicated to gay, lesbian and transgendered people.

The guard was rushed to hospital while witnesses said that when the man was disarmed, the suspect said, 'Don't shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for.'

David Mariner, the executive director of The DC Center for the LGBT Community, confirmed Corkins had been volunteering at the center for about the past 6 months.

Mariner described Corkins as 'kind, gentle and unassuming.' Read More