(Overland Park, KS) Three people, including a teenager, were killed when a man fired shots outside the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom, an assisted living facility on Sunday afternoon in Overland Park, KS.
While police stopped short of labeling the attacks a hate crime, the suspect, Frazier Glenn Miller, is the founder and former leader of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Patriot Party.
Both operated as paramilitary organizations in the 1980s, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups.
The 73-year-old Miller, who also goes by Frazier Glenn Cross, faces charges of premeditated first-degree murder.
While in the back of a police car, Miller was caught on camera yelling, ‘Heil Hitler.’
The Anti-Defamation League said it warned last week of the increased possibility of violent attacks against community centers during the coming weeks, “which coincide both with the Passover holiday and Hitler’s birthday on April 20, a day around which in the United States has historically been marked by extremist acts of violence and terrorism.”
A teenager and his grandfather, who were actually Methodists, were shot and killed as they attended an audition at the community center.
A woman was shot and killed outside a retirement home, she has yet to be identified.