A note found by investigators in the car belonging to the alleged Antioch church gunman referenced “revenge” for the Charleston church shooting by white supremacist Dylann Roof in 2015.
The investigative report from the Associated Press could offer insight into a possible motive for the shooting by 25-year-old suspect Emanuel Kidega Samson — a Sudanese migrant:
The Associated Press has not viewed the note, but it was summarized in an investigative report circulating among law enforcement. Two officials read to AP from the note.
The report said that “in sum and in no way verbatim,” the note referenced revenge or retaliation for Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who killed nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church in 2015 and has since been sentenced to death. It wasn’t clear what precisely Samson is alleged to have written about the Roof shooting, or whether his note contained other important details that might also speak to a motivation or state of mind.
The shooting, which left seven people injured and one dead, was largely ignored by the media, as it failed to fit a media-prescribed narrative.
At the time of this report, The Daily Wire was not able to locate any articles on CNN’s website that mentioned the note and a review of MSNBC’s website revealed no articles that even mentioned the shooter’s name:
Authorities charged Samson with murder and the FBI and United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) in Nashville immediately opened a civil rights investigation into the attack:
A judicial commissioner has ordered that Emanuel Samson be held without bond pending further court proceedings. pic.twitter.com/Ig7VLvIw1W— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) September 25, 2017
Gunman in church shooting is Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25. He has been released from hospital and will be charged with murder and att murder. pic.twitter.com/VuCUgJ3JIQ— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) September 24, 2017