Misty Cook, Ex-Girlfriend of Sikh Temple Shooter Wade Michael Page, Arrested for Gun Possession

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Misty Cook, Ex-Girlfriend of Sikh Temple Shooter Wade Michael Page, Arrested for Gun Possession

Misty Cook, the ex-girlfriend of Sikh temple shooter Wade Michael Page, also a white supremacist, was arrested Tuesday when authorities found a gun in her Milwaukee home. She has a felony conviction for fleeing a traffic officer in 2002, which prohibits her from owning a firearm, ABC reports.

Investigators are struggling to put together the pieces of Wade Michael Page’s life, including trying to ascertain what role the couple’s recent break-up may have caused in the Sikh temple shooting massacre that left six people dead, including priest Parkash Singh.

Sikh Temple Shooting Victims Identified as Sita Singh, Ranjit Singh, Prakash Singh, Paramjit Kaur, Suveg Singh and Satwant Singh Kaleka

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Sikh Temple Shooting Victims Identified as Sita Singh, Ranjit Singh, Prakash Singh, Paramjit Kaur, Suveg Singh and Satwant Singh Kaleka, Killed by Wade Michael Page

#TEMPLESHOOTING: Oak Creek police identified the victims in the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting by white supremacist Wade Michael Page as, Sita Singh, 41; Ranjit Singh, 49; Prakash Singh, 39; Paramjit Kaur, 41; Suveg Singh, 84 and temple president Satwant Singh Kaleka, 65. Lt. Brian Murphy, 51, engaged Page and was shot multiple times. He is expected to recover from his wounds. Lt. Murphy was an experienced member of the Oak Creek Police Department’s tactical unit.

The person of interest discussed earlier by law enforcement has been interviewed and cleared. He is no longer a person of interest.

 

FBI Looking for Second ‘Person of Interest’ in Sikh Temple Shooting After Wade Michael Page Kills Six

Journal Sentinel:  ”The shooter who open fired before worship services Sunday at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek and killed six people before he was killed by police is Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran, U.S. Attorney James A. Santelle said Monday. He said officials believe he purchased the 9 mm handgun legally in Wisconsin.”

“At a news conference at 10 a.m., authorities said there were attempting to identify another person, a white male, who they described as “a person of interest.”

Alleged Sikh Temple Shooter Wade Michael Page was Member of Racist White-Power Band

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Alleged Sikh Temple Shooter Army Vet Wade Michael Page was Member of Racist White-Power Band (Photo credit: SPLC)

Sikh temple shooter Wade Michael Page  was a neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band, the Southern Poverty Law Center reports.

In 2010, Page, then the leader of the band End Apathy, gave an interviewto the white supremacist website Label 56. He said that when he started the band in 2005, its name reflected his wish to “figure out how to end people’s apathetic ways” and start “moving forward.” “I was willing to point out some of my faults on how I was holding myself back,” Page said. Later, he added, “The inspiration was based on frustration that we have the potential to accomplish so much more as individuals and a society in whole.” He did not discuss violence in the interview.

Page told the website that he had been a part of the white power music scene since 2000, when he left his native Colorado on a motorcycle. He attended white power concerts in Georgia, North Carolina, West Virginia and Colorado.  At various times, he said, he also played in the hate rock bands Youngland (2001-2003), Celtic Warrior, Radikahl, Max Resist, Intimidation One, Aggressive Force and Blue Eyed Devils. End Apathy, he said, included “Brent” on bass and “Ozzie” on drums; the men were former members of Definite Hate and another band, 13 Knots. Source:  Southern Poverty Law Center

I am just so sorry that this POS was killed by the police. He should have been arrested so that he can be brought to justice like Aurora shooter James Holmes. Some people believe we are in  post-racial America. Um, I beg to differ. Not when we have racist lunatics like Wade Michael Page running around.

Army Vet Wade Michael Page Identified as Gunman in Sikh Temple Shooting in Oak Creek WI

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Army Vet Wade Michael Page Identified as Gunman in Sikh Temple Shooting in Oak Creek WI (SPLC)

#TEMPLESHOOTING:  The suspect in the Sikh temple shooting rampage has been identified as Army vet Wade Michael Page, 40. He may have been a white supremacist, according to law enforcement agents. Wade Michael Page legally owned the gun used in the shooting. CNN reports, Page had apparently served on active duty, a U.S. official familiar with his record said.

Fox News:  The man authorities say killed six in a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple before police shot him was a heavily-tattooed, 40-year-old ex-Army soldier, sources told Fox News, but what triggered his rampage remains unclear.

NPR reports Page enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1992 and was discharged in 1998. He was a Hawk missile repairman, then a psychological operations specialist. He served at Fort Bliss in Texas and Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

Wade Michael Page had recently moved to the southeastern Wisconsin area. His landlord’s mother told the Greendale Patch that he had recently broken up with his girlfriend.

Sikh Temple President Satwant Kaleka, Suveg Singh Khattra Killed During Army Vet Shooting Rampage

#TempleShooting:  Sikh Temple of Wisconsin president Satwant Kaleka died in the temple he helped build, the Journal Sentinel reports. The identities of the dead haven’t been officially released but they include priest Parkash Singh and Suveg Singh Khattra, a worshiper at the temple who was a native of Punjab, India. A woman in her 30s was reportedly killed. Stay tuned for updates.

#TEMPLESHOOTING: Sikh Temple Shooter, Covered in Tattoos, May Have Been Acting On Behalf of Violent Race Hate Group

#TEMPLESHOOTING:  The gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple, including priest Parkash Singh, may have been acting on behalf of a violent race hate group (white supremacist), the LA Times reports. The shooter was reportedly covered in tattoos which led law enforcement officials to deem the massacre as an act of ‘domestic terrorism.’ The gunman, who reportedly just broke up with his girlfriend, was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with the first officer who responded to the scene.

The Sikh temple shooter, who recently rented a room in a Cudahy duplex, was allegedly wearing tactical gear and armed with a single handgun. He is described as a white male, in his thirties, with either bald or a shaved head.

ABC News on the hate group connection:

Though police have not given any details on the identity or motive of the shooter, or released the identities of the victims, sources have told ABC News the shootings are the work of a “white supremacist” or “skinhead.”

MSNBC on the shooter’s motivations:

Officials told NBC News the suspect, who served in the U.S. Army, had many tattoos. The suspect had some kind of radical or white supremacist views but, as far as officials said they had heard, he was not in any kind of radical organization. His previous run-ins with law enforcement involved in traffic offenses, they said.

Details from CNN about the tattoos:

The attack occurred about 10:30 a.m. (11:30 a.m. ET), when temple members were reading scriptures and cooking food in preparation for the main Sunday service and community lunch, said Kanwardeep Singh Kaleka, a member of the congregation and the nephew of its president.

Kaleka was not at the temple at the time of the shooting, but helped police interview witnesses in the aftermath. He said members described the attacker as a bald, white man, dressed in a white T-shirt and black pants and with a 9/11 tattoo on one arm — which “implies to me that there’s some level of hate crime there.”

Priest Parkash Singh Identified Among the Seven Killed in the Oak Creek WI Sikh Temple Shooting

#TEMPLESHOOTING:  The name of one of the victims in the Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek WI is priest Parkash Singh. He reportedly lived in the Oak Creek area for several years and had recently returned to India to bring his wife, daughter and son to live with him in Wisconsin, the Journal Sentinel reports. The president of the temple, Satwant Kaleka, was shot in the back and is listed in critical condition.

The gunman’s home, located in the 3700 block of East Holmes Avenue in Cudahy, is being searched by police. His identity is known but not being released by law enforcement at this time.

Officials indicated no more information would be released until a briefing at 10 a.m. Monday. They said the FBI will lead the investigation. While some witnesses reported there may have been a second shooter, authorities said there was no indication of that. A hotline has been established for family members looking for information on those involved. The number is (888) 298-1964. Source: Journal Sentinel

Three people are listed in critical condition at Froedtert Hospital in what police have characterized as a domestic terrorist attack. That includes the wounded police officer who confronted the gunman.

From Greendale Patch:

As authorities searched a home in Cudahy Sunday evening believed to be the residence of the man who shot and killed six people at an Oak Creek Sikh temple, a woman whose son owns that home shed some light on the shooter.The mother of the suspect’s landlord told Patch Sunday she believed the man had “just broken up with his girlfriend.”

“He’s a renter,” said the woman, whom Patch is not identifying. “He’s new actually. He rented a room with my son.”

The woman said she is “completely freaked out” and that she believes her son found the man as a renter for his home in the 3700 block of E. Holmes Avenue “through an ad.”

“He lived with my son for three weeks, then the house across the street became empty, and he moved there,” she said.

#TEMPLESHOOTING: Seven Dead, Including Gunman and Police Officer Wounded, in Sikh Temple Shooting in Oak Creek WI

NEWSFLASH #TEMPLESHOOTING:  More weekend gun violence as four people are shot, the gunman killed, 30 injured at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisc., Sunday.  A SWAT team entered the building, located at 7512 S. Howell Avenue, before noon and started removing uninjured people. An explosion was heard coming from the building. The first police officer  on the scene encountered the gunman and was shot multiple times, but is expected to survive, the Journal Sentinel reports.

Sikh temple shooting:  Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt said it wasn’t clear how many people had been shot. Wentlandt also said it wasn’t clear how many suspects were involved, although one opened fire on an officer and the officer “put down” that man. Wentlandt said the officer was shot multiple times.

Sukhwindar Nagr, of Racine, said he called his brother-in-law’s phone and a priest at the temple answered and told him that his brother-in-law had been shot, along with three priests. The priest also said women and children were hiding in closets in the temple, Nagr said. Source: AJC

Among those who were shot was the president of the temple, Satwant Kaleka, who was taken to a hospital. Deepinder Dhaliwal said Kaleka, his brother in law, was shot in the back, but has now been taken to a hospital in St. Francis. Dhaliwal said his sister, the president’s wife, called him while hiding inside the building with a few other women.

Darshan Dhaliwal, who identified himself as a leader at the temple, said between 20 and 25 women who were cooking a lunch in the basement for after the service and between five to 10 children had been able to leave the temple at about 1 p.m. Dhaliwal said they heard the gunshots and hid in closets for more than an hour before escaping. Dhaliwal said the temple had not been the subject of any threats or graffiti recently. “This is insanity,” he said. Source:  Journal Sentinel

UPDATE#1 (08/05/12):  620 WTMJ reports that police have now said at least seven people are dead, including a shooter, during a massacre at the Sikh temple. The police officer who was shot by the gunman was in surgery at Froedtert Hospital.

UPDATE#2 (08/05/12):  Gunman in Sikh Temple shooting said to be a white male in his 30s.

UPDATE#3 (08/05/12):  President Obama issues statement:  …’we are reminded how much our country has been enriched by Sikhs, who are a part of our broader American family.’

Mitt Romney issues statement:  ’Our hearts are with the victims, their families, and the entire Oak Creek Sikh community.’

Authorities are treating the shooting at a Sikh temple as a “domestic terrorist-type incident,” police chief says. on.cnn.com/OCKoL7