Who is Capitol Shooting Suspect Larry Dawson, Besides a Self-Proclaimed ‘Prophet of God’?
Who is Capitol Shooting Suspect Larry Dawson
Capitol suspect ID’d as Larry Dawson of Antioch, Tennessee – known to Capitol Police – @NBCNightlyNews
— Sam Bleiweis (@SamWISTV) March 28, 2016
Last year, he burst onto the floor of the House of Representatives to declare that he was a “prophet of God,” per The Daily Beast. He was known to Capitol Police because he was charged with unlawful conduct for that incident. WDEF is reporting that there was an active bench warrant out for the unlawful conduct and assault of a police officer.
The “prophet” claim makes sense, given some outlets have identified him as a priest.
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) March 28, 2016
The suspect, 66-yr-old Larry Dawson, is a TN pastor who has tried to raise money for trips to DC to push for a $15/hr minimum wage.
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) March 28, 2016
According to The Tennesseean, Dawson was being treated at a local hospital and may be mentally unstable.
After he was identified, his car was located by the police on Capitol grounds and has been being investigated.
USCP investigating shootingnsuspect’s vehicle at 200 MD Ave SW on Hse side of Capitol pic.twitter.com/hTcaxIalwq
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 28, 2016
According to News 12, this is the alleged shooter:
— News 12 Now (@wdefnews12) March 28, 2016
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post briefly linked to an incorrect Facebook page. We apologize for the confusion and the error.
UPDATE — 9:00p.m. ET: Reports are coming out about Dawson’s background, including the fact that he was accused of harassment in 2003.
MORE 2: In 2003, Larry Dawson was accused of harassment for sending letters to underage girl: https://t.co/BVeShSwcTa
— WKRN (@WKRN) March 29, 2016
.@TNCommerceInsur says shooting suspect Larry Dawson was a licensed funeral director starting April 1972. His license expired in 2004
— Alanna Autler (@WSMVAlanna) March 28, 2016
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