Bush then headed to a Kroger store, where he allegedly shot two people, both African-American. The first victim was Maurice Stallard, 69, who was with his 12-year-old grandson buying a poster board for a school project. The second was Vickie Jones, 67, killed in the parking lot as Bush fled.
Members of the Louisville Metro Police Department talk inside the Kroger grocery store in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, after Wednesday’s shootings.
“I’m just sick and heartbroken and quite angry. I feel that way about any act of violence and cruelty,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.
Bush has a history of mental illness, made racist threats and repeatedly called his ex-wife the N-word, according to court records, WDRB reported. He has a lengthy criminal record that includes domestic violence, the station reported.
Jeffersontown Mayor Bill Dieruf said it shook the community, which values its sense of family.
A Kroger employee wipes away tears following Wednesday’s shooting in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, that left two people dead.
“We are kindred spirits no matter our walk of life or how we worship or what we look like. We take pride in that,” he said.
Bush is in custody and faces potential civil rights violations, such as hate crimes, the US attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, Russell Coleman, said Friday.
“The murders are not being taken lightly by the United States government,” Coleman said.
Terror in the mail
When the Kentucky shooting happened, the nation was getting nervous about an increasing number of suspicious packages being sent through the mail.
The first one was discovered Monday
afternoon at the home of liberal campaign donor and billionaire George Soros. Wednesday morning, the Secret Service said two more had been found — one addressed to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and another to former President Barack Obama.
A member of the New York Police Department bomb squad is pictured outside the Time Warner Center in New York on Wednesday after a suspicious package was found inside.
Four more would be found before the end of the day — including one sent to CNN’s New York bureau, prompting the evacuation of the entire building, Time Warner Center.
The package sent to CNN — the first of two — was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan.
This is one of the suspicious packages sent to the CNN building in New York.
On Friday came word of more packages, and then an arrest — a 56-year-old Florida man named Cesar Sayoc
. Federal authorities said he mailed a total of 14 packages containing pipe bombs, none of which detonated, but all of which were real.
Sayoc’s political inclinations
were passionately displayed for everyone to see. His white Dodge van was plastered with pro-Trump messages and stickers showing prominent liberals in crosshairs. A sticker reading “CNN Sucks” was also on the van.
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A former boss said Sayoc called himself a white supremacist. Online, with two accounts on Facebook and three on Twitter, Sayoc often posted provocative photos and memes attacking liberals, along with conspiracy theories.