A “radical Muslim” has been arrested on suspicion of the “execution style” shooting of a former cop and Pastor in Colorado. The Denver Police Department is accusing 37-year-old Joshua Cummings of killing Scott Von Lanken, 56. Von Lanken is a former Wisconsin cop who was working as a security guard.
Von Lanken was helping two women with directions when he was allegedly ambushed by the suspect.
One witness heard the suspect say “something to the effect of ‘Do what you are told…’” before the shots rang out. That witness added that the suspect had a “swollen face and different/weird-looking eyes.”
In announcing Cummings’ arrest, a police spokesman pointed out that Von Lanken’s security uniform is very similar to Denver PD uniforms.
A source within law enforcement told Fox Denver that Cummings is being investigated as a “radical Muslim.” The station reports that officers found “jihadist materials” in Cummings’ backpack.
One of the suspect’s friends told NBC Denver that Cummings had “always been anti-cop.” That friend added that Cummings “held guns to people’s heads before. It didn’t surprise me he finally lost it.”
Cummings posted the tweet below in November, but in September 2015, Cummings wrote on Twitter, “We live in dangerous times, my friends. Thank you to all those who serve. #military #cops #police #deputysheriff.”
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