Man Who Shot Guard at Pro-Life Office Faces Terrorism Charge

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 24, 2012   |   6:25PM   |   Washington, DC

The man is alleged to have shot a security guard at the offices of the pro-life group Family Research Council has been formally charged. Floyd Corkins allegedly posed as an intern and shot a guard, Leo Johnson, at the FRC office located at 801 G Street, NW.

According to WJLA:

Corkins will face seven new charges when he appears in federal court on Friday, including committing an act of terrorism while armed.

The grand jury assigned to Corkins’ case returned a superceding indictment Tuesday that added seven D.C. charges to the federal ones. Among the charges levied by the District include one count each of committing an act of terrorism while armed, attempted murder while armed, aggravated assault, second-degree burglary and three counts of possession of a firearm.

Corkins is due to appear in federal court to face the new charges on Friday.

Corkins is charged with shooting and wounding a security guard in the lobby of the Family Research Council. Authorities say Corkins told the guard that he didn’t like the group’s policies before shooting him.

Johnson was honored by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray earlier this week, as he was awarded a medal of honor for his actions on the day of the shooting.

Additional reports show Johnson was a hero and worked with other guards to apprehend the shooter before more people were attacked. The suspect, a 28-year-old male from Virginia named Floyd Lee Corkins II, said, “Don’t shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for.” AP later confirmed that Corkins is a liberal activist who volunteers with a left-wing group in the D.C. area.

According to an FBI affidavit, Corkins allegedly said words to the effect of “I don’t like your politics” when he encountered Johnson.



“The FBI said Corkins had 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches, a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol, two additional magazines loaded with ammunition and an additional box of 50 rounds of ammunition when he came into the building,” according to a report on the FBI intel. “His parents told the FBI that Corkins “has strong opinions with respect to those he believes do not treat homosexuals in a fair manner.”

Despite being shot in the process, Leo was able to subdue the shooter and call for others on the staff, who helped admirably.