Who is Capitol Shooting Suspect Larry Dawson, Besides a Self-Proclaimed ‘Prophet of God’?

Who is Capitol Shooting Suspect Larry Dawson

Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 4.16.10 PMABC News is reporting that the name of the D.C. shooting suspect is Larry Dawson. The Capitol Police have also confirmed this.

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.

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.

According to News 12, this is the alleged shooter:

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.

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