Police: Alleged Sikh temple shooter was vet, 40, and perhaps white supremacist
The man allegedly responsible for six shooting deaths at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee was an Army vet, police say.
August 6th, 2012
09:13 AM ET

Police: Alleged Sikh temple shooter was vet, 40, and perhaps white supremacist

The man who shot six people to death and wounded three others during a rampage at a Sikh temple in a Milwaukee suburb was an Army veteran who may have been a white supremacist, according to a law enforcement source involved in the investigation.

Law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation named him Monday as Wade Michael Page, 40. One law enforcement official said he owned the gun used in the shooting legally.

He had apparently served on active duty, a U.S. official familiar with his record said. The source declined to give further details.

The officials asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak on the record about the shooting investigation

Those inside the temple say the man had a 9/11 tattoo on one arm.

The shooter was killed by an officer at the scene after allegedly fatally shooting six people Sunday at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

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  1. saywhat

    Let the mind set manifest in the likes of Bachman, Glen, Limbaugh Rep.King and such reign free and we continue downhill.
    See you a little later folks.

    August 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. KcCritic

    They just released his FB info. He was a white Sup. and his pic pretty much told the rest of his story. Sad. sad. sad.

    August 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Sheesh. Another terrorist attack. Need more troops for this war on terror.

    August 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      Howdy yourself @Philip
      Hope you are having a good day.

      August 6, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    @Mickey. Millions of police officers are democrats. Get a clue.

    August 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    "May of been a white supremist"? Not just a plain-old run of the mill christanist?(one who uses a gun to force his religious beliefs on others even others entire nations)

    August 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Old Roman

    "God does not live on Mt. Olympus nor does he reside in Israel, though jews insist that he does. And with arms when necessarry."

    August 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mittens

    Reports are now, that the criminal guy was lead singer/performer in a skin head/neo nazi heavy metal band. He was at something called "hammer fest". Also a fair bit about him on Internet – neo nazi post, etc. He sounded like a very unhappy guy. I wish he could have found a better thing to do than taking his anger out on others. Maybe he could have used his energy to go back to school or do something positive. Hurting others will get you no where.

    August 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    S kel did; and he's right: this police officer *is* a hero.

    August 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    I'm just glad that I'm not the only one to call domestic violence "terrorism". Even my local newspaper called this incident an act of terrorism, as did CNN.
    America's number one concern is the economy. Financial terrorists. (get it?) See? See why we need the CIA to help US with domestic terror in all it's forms?

    August 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      There are numerous so-called definitions of terrorism. But the one codified in US law is ....to paraphrase "premeditated politically motivated violence perpetrated against non-combatant targets by subnational groups......etc". For what its worth, you can call it what you want.

      August 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Iceax

    @s kel correct thank hitler for this bs and it only resides in the minds of the supremists ,,,ask one today why cant we see light under their bellies ? because they are the dirt of the world!!!!

    August 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    In the coming days, let's see if this "crazy insane" behavior is explained by drug use. (as w/the theatre shooter and Columbine kids)

    August 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • DJ

      Evidence on the theater shooter, please.

      August 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Iceax

    @ phillip we need americans thats the citizens to help with the domestic terrorrists not just the gov,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,come on PHILLIP GET A CLUE! Its america not just the government so what do you have to offer up to solve the problem?

    August 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Iceax

    And just give a straight answer stupid ok?

    August 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Iceax

    What makes you think that this has or would involve drugs ? Your quick jumps to assumptions are completly invalid until proven otherwise

    August 6, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    Evidence of the theatre shooter was pubished right here on these blogs. He was under the care of a psychiatrist who uses drugs on all of his patients. The Colubine kids were exposed as being ssri antidepressant users just days after the event.
    In both cases, I wondered if drugs played a role as you wondered if guns did. Drugs are used in virtually all cases like these, guns, sometimes.
    Goto any jail or prison and see 80% of the inmates line-up when prescrition drugs are handed out.
    And look for these "random" acts of violence to be reported as acts of terrorism more and more as you become convinced to allow the CIA to waterboard US.

    August 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Prison drugs? Sorry no psychotropics for general population. No cancer drugs for Arizona inmates. No anti-inflammatory drugs in most states. And definitely no mood altering drugs except in psychopathic hospitals. Oh and maybe one doctor visit a week for 500 inmates. And if you have an open wound you may get an antibiotic. Federal inmates get a little better treatment.

      August 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • TDM

      Weird that I never read that in these blogs. Weird that I never read that about his pschychatrist. I think you are making this all up.

      August 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
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