August 8th, 2012
04:41 AM ET

Temple shooter's ex-girlfriend arrested

As community members sought emotional healing in the wake of the shooting spree at a religious service in Wisconsin, authorities announced they arrested Misty Cook, the ex-girlfriend of shooting suspect Wade Michael Page, on a weapons charge.

Cook faces a charge of felon in possession of a firearm, said South Milwaukee Police Lt. Jason Walker.

The arrest was part of a joint investigation between the FBI and the South Milwaukee Police Department, Walker said. But Walker released little more details about the arrest and if Cook had any connection to Sunday's shootings at a Sikh temple that left six victims dead.

Page, an Army veteran who neighbors say played in a far-right punk band, was the lone gunman in the rampage at the temple, police said. Page was shot to death by police responding to the attack in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek.

For a third consecutive night, mourners and supporters held a vigil Tuesday to remember the six victims, pray for the wounded and grapple with grief and shock.

People lit candles in an Oak Creek park and stood together in solidarity.

Police said Tuesday they had not identified a motive or found any telltale writings or a note left by the gunman.


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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I wouldn't say anything about you behind your back, that I couldn't tell you straight TO YOUR FACE!

    August 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Iceax

    So the skinner is a coward after all now she goes down because he goes down what a coward sepremist he is so much for hitlers teachings being strong

    August 8, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
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