April 27, 2019 – In Breaking News – Fox Carolina
A 19-year-old gunman opened fire inside a synagogue near San Diego as worshippers celebrated the last day of a major Jewish holiday, killing a woman and wounding the rabbi and two others Saturday, authorities said.
President Donald Trump and other elected officials decried what they called an anti-Semitic attack exactly six months since 11 people were killed at a Pittsburgh synagogue in the deadliest assault on Jews in U.S. history.
An off-duty Border Patrol agent working as a security guard at the Chabad of Poway fired at the shooter as he fled, missing him but striking his getaway vehicle, San Diego County Sheriff William Gore said.
(“We are a Jewish nation that will stand tall. We will not let anyone or anything take us down,” Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein said in passionate remarks, one day after a woman was killed and others injured in a shooting at the Chabad of Poway. Courtesy of NBC News and YouTube.. Posted on Apr 28, 2019.)
The gunman, identified as John Earnest, used an AR-type assault weapon, Gore said.
There were indications that the gun might have malfunctioned after firing numerous rounds inside the synagogue, the sheriff said.
Shortly after fleeing, Earnest called 911 to report the shooting, San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said.
Update #9 @SDSheriff Gore: We are serving search warrants for the suspect’s home, car and the Chabad of Poway. We are also working with @FBISanDiego, @ATFHQ & @EscondidoPolice to check John Earnest’s possible involvement in the arson and vandalism of mosque in @Escondido_CA.
— San Diego Sheriff (@SDSheriff) April 28, 2019
When an officer reached the man on a roadway, “the suspect pulled over, jumped out of his car with his hands up and was immediately taken into custody,” Nisleit said.
A girl and two men were wounded as the Jewish congregation gathered for Passover, a weeklong commemoration of the deliverance of the ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt.
The three were in stable condition, authorities said.
(Former FBI agent Maureen O’Connell joins Fox Report and talks about the latest details on the Poway synagogue shooter. Courtesy of Fox News and YouTube. Posted on Apr 27, 2019.)
Earnest has no criminal record, but investigators were looking into a claim he made in an online manifesto about setting a fire at a mosque in nearby Escondido last month, Gore said.
There was damage but no injuries.
Sincerest THANK YOU to our great Border Patrol Agent who stopped the shooter at the Synagogue in Poway, California. He may have been off duty but his talents for Law Enforcement weren’t!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2019
Gore said authorities were reviewing copies of his social media posts and were investigating the attack as a possible hate crime.
A person identifying themselves as John Earnest posted an anti-Jewish screed online about an hour before the attack that contained some elements not to be believed, like an allegation a YouTube star helped plan and fund the shooting.
(In the suspect’s manifesto he talks about anti-Trump and anti-Jewish sentiments and also takes credit for the Escondido mosque fire from a few weeks ago. Courtesy of CBS 8 San Diego and YouTube. Posted on Apr 27, 2019.)
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(The victim has been identified in the deadly synagogue shooting in Poway Saturday that also injured three others. Lori Gilbert Kaye is the victim killed. Courtesy of CBS Los Angeles and ouTube. Posted on Apr 27, 2019.)