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. I see you

    It's amazing to me whenever a white guy decides , he has seen enough dark faces. He just gets a gun goes out and murders or whatever... the media quickly tells us he is just a punk, loner, or just a misguided individual who has been ridiculed throughout his childhood. What about calling it what it is domestic terrorism? I guess it sounds better to say gunmen...ssurely

    August 8, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It is called domestic terrorism...and it is being investigated as such.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • darchd

      Well...cause then the fear and impact of a brown person doing the same exact thing would be lessened. And many people in our country just wouldn't want that.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • DM

      Many reports report this as domestic terrorism. Get over it. Regardless of the label, it's still an atrocious act.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • joe

      you're intentionally trying to stir the pot, aren't you? On the day of the killing, every single website was calling it domestic terrorism. Even the FBI said it was. Stop bringing race into this and trying to divide people even further.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. draxta

    Well there you have it. Hate groups are comprised of losers that really hate themselves.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kris

    Neo-nazis, skinheads, white trash, however you want to call them,, are cowards and completely useless to society. There is a reason why law enforcement targets these individuals. Seriously, how many neo-Nazis do you know that are college educated, have real jobs, and are productive citizens to society? These guys are racist idiots, we all know that. Unfortunately, because they lack a conscience and any realism whatsoever, when they get their hands on a gun, all of their 'problems' are solved. Then, they kill themselves just like Hitler, can't face the truth and their own evilness.

    JT Ready here in Arizona was another trash Neo-Nazi, and even a prohibited possessor, and had NOTHING going for him-offed his girlfriend, her adult daughter, and grand-baby, then killed himself. Too bad he didn't kill himself sooner, but he decided to take some innocent people with him. These people completely contradict themselves-some bare swastika tattoos, yet they probably don't know a single thing about the Bible and they're too ingorant to understand the importance of Jews, so they contradict themselves with everything they do. Again, we're not talking about rocket scientists here. The SIkhs are some of the most peaceful people on this earth, like the Amish, and they are truly harmless and there was no reason for this. Word to all Neo-nazis, do everyone a favor and kill yourselves without taking anyone else with you.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • azsmika

      you are right. Ironically, if this guy wanted to learn or know more about Sikhism, the doors of their temples are open for everyone..no matter what background or faith they are from. When I was in India, I had nothing but help and care from the Sikhs. They gave me a clean place to stay, food and hospitality. At any time I needed help on the streets, an elderly Sikh person came to the rescue. It is a shame that many Americans know nothing about the Sikhs. Instead of watching Jersey Shore and dumbing TV shows, people should expand their minds, travel so this hate of different cultures and people would diminish.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dave

    The guy was a loser and a punk, he did society a favor with his self snuff. Horrible that he took ANYONE with him.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. flat

    its about time we started talking about real hate groups and got off the chic fil a thing. everyone look at the neo nazi movement, the kkk, etc. these are hate groups. not chic fil a..

    August 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • mop

      I would say that it is pretty hateful to donate money to groups
      that try to pass laws against you, and legislate your life.
      CFA gets NO pass from that.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Westerman1

    Too bad the Aurora freak didn't do the same. Would have spared us two decades of legal theater.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. EJ in Metro Houston

    so typical of the COWARD he doesn't want to live to face justice so he takes his on life. Well hopefully he burns in HELL along with others like him

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

    Wow, i am honored America, that you are standing up to hate. God bless USA. And God bless the Sikhs, and the victims of Nazism worldwide.

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

    You do realize everyone in the U.S. besides the Native Americans are immigrants right? Ignorant

    August 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Not if you were BORN here....hello...

      August 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Githm

      Well...that's silly. Where did the Indians come from? They didn't just sprout up here. They are of Asian descent. So they immigrated here too...just sayin'

      August 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jumpmaster23

    Why do they have to constantly point out that this guy was formerly a soldier? The Army did not turn him into this type of person; he was obviously filled with this much hatred for a long time. Not to mention, the Army kicked him out after a pattern of bad decision making while he did wear the uniform. He was not a veteran of any conflict, so please stop the attempts to compare a psychopath to that of every Soldier who wears the uniform with honor and the intent on doing the right thing.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • jqent

      Absolutely agree.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • oneopinion

      I don't blame him, I blame his drill instructor

      August 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Em Kelisvig


      August 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • AlkaSeltzaaaa!

      WOW! I never picked that up from any article I've seen yet. Yeah they mention his military back ground but never insinuated the military was the reason at all. Maybe your just paranoid.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Les

      Last night on CNN, they reported that he told others that if they were not racist BEFORE joining the military they would be AFTERWARD because the reverse discrimination.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tala

      THANK YOU! The guy was discharged from the Army due to a pattern of misbehavior. He's not some hero. The military has standards. Jeffrey Dahmer and Timothy McVeigh both were in the military. So what ..................! They didn't last in the military either!

      August 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • sammy sozo

      I agree with you totally. It's crap journalism mass produced very quickly and many times without accuracy.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • FedUp2

      Stop trying to glorify people that decide to join the army or police. Yes there is some noble decency that motivate many, but lets face it, it's mostly power-tripping thugs that enjoy hurting people. Inferiority complex ridden, sad individuals that aren't really wanted elsewhere, or would probably end up criminals otherwise. Bullies and meaners that like to order people around and feel superior to those they supposedly serve. It sounds mean, yes, but the fact is, every person I ever met that joined the military did so because they had nothing else to do but get into trouble. These are people that are so insecure inside, they can't survive without somebody telling them what to do all the time, yet, they feel the need to project control onto others, with a gun. It's exactly the same personality type actually, that we see lashing out in uncontrolled anger and abuse like this. Overly aggressive, self-righteous and usually heavily armed, (and let's face, not too smart) these "real heroes" battle depression with a bottle or pills, and we all suffer. Give us all your boo-rah BS you want and go salute this or that. We pay you people to be our psycho-thugs that we send out to murder all the men, women and children we feel threatened by and you all do a good job. That doesn't make you beautiful people, not much more than damaged goods in a society that supports the raising and nurturing of switch-operated killers.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope


      You go too far. Who are you to judge?
      Do you see into the hearts of men?

      Take a Break!

      August 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. psingh

    Well considering that most people are foreigners to this country (including people that came over here in the 1700 from europe) would you say that to ALL americans (besides native americans) Should Black people go back to africa if they complain about racism? Also before you make that statement why dont you get together with the law makers and amend the bill of rights to take out freedom of religion. Also please also change the slogan "land of the free" and while you are at it change the preamble from "all men are created equal" to "all men who came to the united states from europe and or before the 1900s are created equal" do all that and then maybe we can talk about how people should either stop complaining about being targeted for hate crimes or go back to their country .. nice thoughts though

    August 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. D

    Proves what a gutless person he was, knew the end was near and just offed himself instead of taking the heat for his crime, personally I'm glad he killed himself and we don't have to go through all the legal drama, as everyone has mentioned above too bad he took 6 innocent peace-loving people with him, probably not even his intended targets, he probably wanted to kill Muslims but was too stupid to tell the difference. Typical white trash skinhead.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • stymie

      The American Terrorist....ignorant is what stands out. He was not a soldier, he was an ignorant American Terrorist. I can only AssUme he went there to kill Muslims, which of course Sikh's do not consider themselves Muslim.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • WhatSomeSay

      You hit the nail right on the head...

      August 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Sihks do not consider themselves muslims because they aren't muslims.
      It it a wholly separate religion.
      He was just too ignorant to know the difference.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • gn37

      D... I couldn't agree more. This guy was too stupid to realize that these weren't even Muslims (who he was probably targeting). He should have shot himself first and saved everyone a lot of trouble.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. yourlogicisflawed

    I take it you're not a gun owner. If you're so proud of it, go ahead and put a big sign in front of your house that says "There are NO GUNS in this house". Then wait and see what happens.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mike Wrathell

    Love is the highest consciousness.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dung Beatles

    Wonder how long it will take to get a picture
    of the Aurora shooter with his hair cut,
    to distance himself from the joker ?

    August 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
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