Wisconsin temple shooter killed himself, FBI says
Wade Michael Page appears in a photo taken from a Facebook page that has since been taken down.
August 8th, 2012
11:19 AM ET

Wisconsin temple shooter killed himself, FBI says

Wade Michael Page, who police say fatally shot six people in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday, died that day from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after he was shot in the stomach by a responding officer, Teresa Carlson, the special agent in charge for the FBI in Milwaukee, said Wednesday.

Police previously said that he was shot to death by an officer responding to the attack in Oak Creek.

Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran who neighbors say played in a so-called hate-rock band, was the lone gunman in the rampage at the temple, police said.

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  1. Philip

    What is a hero. Others just do their job and could do without the fanfare, ty. (in reponse to those yesterday calling the officer they claimed killed this man was a "hero")
    "The glory of war is all moonshine."-General Sherman

    August 8, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      That officer is still a hero, and those detracting from him ought to be absolutely ashamed of themselves.
      He started the ball rolling; he got the first shot in; he face down a lunatic.
      He's a HERO.

      August 8, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Obama Mama

    He is and was a coward. Shooting unarmed people.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tony

    If you get your info from infowars, you should probably up your medication juuuuust a tad.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. nadinesh

    Nope. The hero cop shot him in stomach first, Zedadiah. That's a very painful way to die, so the sc*mbag offed himself first rather tahn bleed to death. A filthy coward to the last.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. TheMovieFan

    It would be great if all gun nuts in this country could shoot themselves in the head.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. PDXRains

    Good job! Saves us all from paying for you to sit in jail the rest of your life.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tony

    Kindly do everyone a favour and join him there?

    August 8, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  8. hypatia

    At least he had the decency to terminate himself and save us from having to try him and keep him fed and clothed and -well, alive....RIP for all the victims.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dave O

    If only he had started his day just as he ended it.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff in San Diego

    Of course he did. Typical cowardly, right-wing nut job.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. PushingBack

    But at least we won't waste dollars to try, convict and store him for the rest of his life.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  12. iluv_USA

    Message to the Sikhs. USA is a great country & we Sikhs love this country. Sikhs need to play their role in removing Ignorance prevailing amongst many racist or militant groups by reaching out to militant groups, connecting with them & informing them – that i) We are NOT Muslims. We were born out of Hinduism as a part of anti-Muslim movement in India 5 centuries ago. ii) Killing any human is bad – whether Muslim or Sikh or any other.

    Daily prayer of Sikhs calls for “good, well-being, benefit, welfare, benevolence for EVERYONE i.e. all humans, animals, birds, nature etc. We believe in community service. Many Sikhs wear turban & have beard. This Sikh turban is NOT Taliban or Muslim turban. Sikhs served in World Wars I & II. Just like other American people, Sikhs have suffered at the hands of fanatic Muslims; from 15th century till now. Hindus suffered at the hands of fanatic Muslims since the last 11 centuries. It is real tragic that we Sikhs are misunderstood & mistaken as Muslims. Sikhs have no enmity with mainstream peaceful Muslims or any other religion.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • azsmika

      It would be a very good idea for the Sikh communities to connect with the rest of the American population and educate them about their beliefs. However, any Muslim who reads your comment might feel offended. It sounds like the whole American population should really focus and hate the Muslims instead of the Sikhs...which should really not be the goal. I know the history of Sikhism and aware that many of your gurus were tortured to death by lunatic leaders who claimed themselves to be Muslim. However, the Quran says that Islamic beliefs are not to be forced onto anyone. Just remember all the beautiful poetry in Guru Granth Sahib that were written by Muslims! Also, many of the elements of Sikhism emerged from Islam so I really hope that you don't suggest that we rather hate Muslims. The American media did a great job brainwashing people against Islam and all the millions of Muslims who would never harm anyone. That's a shame.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Phallic Shaped Object Man

    Hey there buddy
    hey there bugger
    nice to meet you
    I'm a friendly mugger.
    Give me your money
    give me your clothes
    give me your watches
    and give me you toes,
    give me the sky
    and give me the tress
    give me the dog with all the fleas
    give me the air
    give me the sun.
    I'm Crazy.
    WHOHOHOLOLOOOLOOLOO.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  14. Broadcasting

    Just another George Zimmerman- NUT.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  15. dcl

    I think his girlfriend left him and his weak mind correlated that to his dumb racist beliefs. This guy was a loser all the way around.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Seyedibar

      Chistianity strikes again.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
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