Wade Michael Page Photo: Sikh Temple Shooter Identified
Wade Michael Page Identified as Sikh Temple Shooter
The gunman who killed six people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on August 5 has been identified as 40-year-old Wade Michael Page.
Was Wade Michael Page a White Supremacist?
Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said that Wade Michael Page may have been involved with a white supremacist group, but that tip has yet to be unconfirmed. [Update: The SPLC says that, yes, Wade Michael Page was a neo-Nazi, and played in several white-supremacist rock bands.]
Wade Page had a tattoo referencing 9/11 on his arm, according to witnesses from inside the Sikh temple. Wade Michael Page was in the US Army from 1992 to 1998, and had been discharged for "patterns of misconduct". The weapon he used in the Sikh temple massacre was obtained legally.
The officer Page shot remains in critical condition with up to nine bullet wounds, but is expected to survive. Wade Michael Page was shot and killed by another officer at the scene.
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