DC shooter believes he is ‘the prophet of God’

DC shooter believes he is ‘the prophet of God’ March 28, 2016

Much of Washington, D.C. was on lockdown today after an active shooter was reported at a visitor center near the Capital Building.

The shooter, Larry Russell Dawson, is known to Capital police officers because he is the same man who in 2015 interrupted a House of Representatives meeting by shouting “I am the prophet of God!”

Dawson was shot by Capital police after he opened fire Monday morning. Earlier reports indicated he had wounded a police officer as well, but those reports turned out to be false. There is confirmation that a female bystander was wounded in the altercation, though how she was injured is still unclear.

“We believe this is an act of a single person who has frequented the Capitol grounds before, and there is no reason to believe this is anything more than a criminal act,” U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said.

He was also arrested for assaulting a police officer in October.


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