Overland Park, KS, United States (4E) – The suspected gunman who shot dead three people in two Jewish sites in Overland Park, Kansas City Sunday is a former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) member and known for his anti-Semitic thoughts, according to police.
Glenn Frazier Cross, 73, of Aurora, Missouri is a former grand dragon of the Carolina Knights of the KKK and used racist and anti-Semitic campaign ads when he ran against U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) in 2010. Cross also ran against then-House Representative Blunt in 2006 but lost.
Cross is also a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Army with 20 years of active duty, including two tours in Vietnam and 13 years as a member of the elite Green Berets. He retired from the service in 1979.
Cross is facing multiple premeditated murder charges for killing Reat Underwood, 14, his grandfather, Dr. William Lewis Corporon and a still unidentified female. Cross, who is also known as F. Glenn Miller, drove a car with a Missouri license plate to Overland Park and shot Underwood and Corporon inside a car at the Jewish Community Center at 5801 W. 115th St. around 1 p.m. Sunday.
After shooting the two, he drove to the parking lot of the Village Shalom senior living facility at 5500 W. 123rd St. and shot dead his third victim.
Corporon and the female victim died on the spot while Underwood died while being treated at a local hospital. Police arrested Cross at the Valley Park Elementary School, which is a mile away from Village Shalom, and he was heard yelling “Heil Hitler” as he was led away in handcuffs. Police said they found and confiscated a shotgun and a handgun in Cross’ possession.
Overland Park police Chief John Douglass said the investigation of the shooting is ongoing and it cannot yet be labeled as a hate crime.