An Upstate New York man shot and killed a UPS worker, then ran over his body. According to the suspect, he thought had just killed President-elect Donald Trump.
On December 8th at 12:52 pm, 38-year-old Justin Barkley shot the UPS worker, William Schumacher, 52, while in a parking lot of an Ithaca, New York, Walmart. Barkley then proceeded to drive his vehicle over Schumacher as he lay wounded in the lot. Barkley had been waiting in the parking lot for Schumacher, who Barkley thought was Trump. Schumacher died from his injuries.
After fleeing the scene, Barkley was chased down by police officers as they attempted to stop him. Barkley’s vehicle continued down Route 13 in Ithaca before stopping in a driveway. Barkley jumped out of the car with a rifle and fired at police officers. The Ithaca Police said he may have fled to his residence.
After negotiating with Barkley for hours, he surrendered and was arrested.
When Barkley went before the judge at his arraignment, Barkley stated that he knew where President-elect Trump would be on December 8th, and waited for him.
Barkley told the judge,“I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally, and very proud.”
The unsuspecting victim, William Schumacher, was just on his break from his UPS job and went to the Walmart to get something to eat.
Justin Barkley was charged with 2nd Degree Murder.
H/T: The Blaze
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