Frazier Glenn Miller is the man accused of killing three people Sunday in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement community near Kansas City. Miller is also a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt.
Three people were killed in the shootings that occurred at about 1 p.m. a day before Passover.
Two of those shot were at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. The other was at the Village Shalom Retirement Center. Both are located in Overland Park, Kan., south of Kansas City.
The suspect was shouting anti-Semitic slogans as he was arrested, CBS affiliate KCTV reported. KCTV’s Bonyen Lee said the suspect appeared to yell “Heil Hitler” as he was taken away.
“I’ve been told he was yelling ‘Heil Hitler’ as he was being taken away in cuffs,” Rabbi Herbert Mandl, who serves as a chaplain for the Overland Park Police Department, told CNN.
The family of the first two victims put out a statement identifying them as Dr. William Lewis Corporon, who died at the scene, and his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, who died at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
They were both Christian.
According to The Southern Poverty Law Center, Miller has been involved in the white supremacist movement most of his life. He founded the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and was its “grand dragon” in the 1980s. The Army veteran and retired truck driver later founded another white supremacist group, the White Patriot Party, the center said.