A man who investigators think shot four people near a Greenville Wal-Mart appears to have planned the shooting but picked out his victims at random, Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden said Sunday.
Lakim Faust -- shot four people in June, in a mass shooting the police called 'random' at the time; three months later, we learn he was targeting white people. He had 100 rounds of ammunition on him during his white-spree assault
Aden identified the suspect as Lakim Anthony Faust and said the 23-year-old Greenville man will be charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder when he recovers from gunshot wounds he suffered as police took him into custody Friday.
Investigators haven't found any links between Faust and the four victims, Aden said at a news conference. But evidence gathered during a search of Faust's home appears to show he had some plan for the attack and wanted to shoot a number of people, the chief said.
"Some of the way, the manner with which he carried it out, sort of indicates that he had some idea to what he wanted to do. But we don't know that for certain," Aden said.
Police said Faust used a pistol-gripped shotgun to shoot a man in a car outside a law firm, crossed five lanes of traffic and shot three more people outside a Wal-Mart in the city of about 87,000 people around 85 miles east of Raleigh.Lakim Faust did have a motive.
His victims weren't chosen by 'random' or through some sick twist of fate.
Mr. Faust did his best impression of Django Unchained, though unlike the eponymous character in the 2012 movie, he wasn't paid to do it. [Greenville Walmart shooter picked victims by race, WRAL.com, 9-24-13]:
A man who shot four people near a Greenville Walmart in June picked out his victims because they were white, according to several indictments handed down against him.
Lakim Faust had more than 100 rounds of ammunition when he started shooting at people at a law firm and a shopping center in June, authorities said.
A grand jury indicted Faust on 14 charges Monday, including four counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Faust, who is black, picked out his victims based on their race, according to the indictments. The documents didn't specify why Faust wanted to shoot white people, and police have not talked about why he picked out his targets.
Police said Faust's first victim on June 21 was an insurance adjustor in the parking lot of a law firm. He then crossed a five-lane highway and shot three more people in the parking lot of a Walmart, investigators said.
Three of the four people wounded in the shooting suffered permanent and debilitating injuries, according to the indictments. Details of those injuries were not specified.James Crow Shadow silently comforted the four white victims of Faust's racial assault, at the time merely described as a 'random' outburst of violence.
Racial violence is real in America.
Racial violence has a face in America.
The Sons of Obama are free to wage an unrelenting war against a helpless population (whose only white privilege is to enjoy the solitude of anonymity if they're the victim of an assault), with the real possibility of being the next George Zimmerman an option to the white person who dares defend themselves.