Police Confirm White Man Tried to Access Black Church Before Deadly Kroger Shooting
Police Confirm White Man Tried to Access Black Church Before Deadly Kroger Shooting, But ‘Won’t Speculate’ If Shooting Was Racially Motivated
A white man with a history of violence and mental illness was recorded on surveillance video apparently trying to get inside a predominantly black church in Kentucky before he went to a grocery store and fatally shot two African-Americans, police said.
After releasing a photo of the suspect, authorities received a tip from an employee of the city of Jeffersontown who said he thought he saw Gregory Bush outside the First Baptist church prior to Wednesday’s shooting, city police chief Sam Rogers said. The video confirmed Bush’s presence, Rogers said. The church is headed by a black pastor and has a large African-American membership.