Monday, December 22, 2014

Flags to be lowered for suburban KC shooting victims

By The Herald Staff | 4/16/2014

TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback ordered flags lowered to half-staff this week in honor of those who died in the shootings Sunday at a Jewish community center and an assisted living facility in Overland Park.

Flags are to be flown at half-staff from sun-up Thursday to sun-down Friday in honor of Dr. William Corporon, Reat Griffin Underwood and Terri Lamanno. The three were victims of shootings at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom. Memorial services for Lamanno and Corporon, who were Methodists, and Underwood, a Catholic, are scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

“On behalf of the citizens of Kansas, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and I offer our condolences to the families and friends of those whose lives were lost in this senseless act of violence,” Brownback said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

The suspect in the shootings, Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., also known as Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., has been charged with one count of capital murder and one count of first degree murder, according to media reports.

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