This morning President Obama spoke about yesterday’s shooting at a Jewish community center in Kansas. Prosecutors say hate crimes charges are likely.
Frazier Glenn Cross of Aurora, Mo., a known white supremacist, has not been formally charged in the slayings, but officials said more information about charges was expected Tuesday. Federal prosecutors were moving to put the case before a grand jury. Police suspect Cross fatally shot two people Sunday afternoon in the parking lot behind the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, then drove to a retirement community where he shot a third person. He was arrested in an elementary school parking lot. “We have unquestionably determined through the work of law enforcement that this was a hate crime,” Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said, refusing to elaborate on the evidence. Cross, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt, was being held at the Johnson County jail on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder.