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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Assassin—Bernie Sanders Supporter James T. Hodgkinson is Dead! (Pics)

 

Mug shot of James T. Hodgkinson from December 31, 1992
 

ALEXANDRIA SHOOTING
What we know about suspected gunman in congressman shooting

ABC7 Chicago

Updated 2 hrs 21 mins ago [N.S.: circa 12:36 p.m.]
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia --
Details are coming in about the suspected gunman in a shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday, who apparently volunteered for a presidential candidate's campaign last year.

ABC News reports multiple law enforcement sources have identified the suspected shooter as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois.

In a live announcement on national television, President Trump said the gunman has died.

Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) said on the Senate floor that Hodgkinson volunteered on his campaign. Though, Sanders' team said they learned about connection to the campaign through press inquiries not Capitol police. They have yet to find someone on staff who remembers alleged shooter.

Law enforcement officials looking at anti-President Trump postings on Hodgkinson's social media feeds to see if there's any connection.

ABC News spoke with his wife, who was at work and as of 10:30 a.m. ET. She was unaware of the alleged link to her husband.

She said he has been living in Alexandria, Virginia, for the past two months. She said he had not been working while in Virginia, and was expected to return to Illinois in the coming days.

At the end of last year, this same James T. Hodgkinson left his job as a "Home Inspector, Mold/Air Quality Tester," according to the Facebook page.

 


Booking photo of James T. Hodgkinson (unknown date) (Photo/St. Clair County Sheriff)
[N.S.: This doesn't look like a mug shot of Hodgkinson to me, notwithstanding purported ID of a sheriff's office. It's via Facebook, not a sheriff's office, and who posts a mug short of himself to his own Facebook page?]
 

CRIMINAL HISTORY

Hodgkinson has no felony charges or convictions on record in his home county of St. Clair in Illinois. But he has an extensive history of traffic violations and petty offenses, spanning from 1989 to 2011, according to online court records of St. Clair County.

The vast majority of the cases are traffic violations and nearly all of the cases were later dismissed. The most recent conviction on his record was for a "petty offense" of failure to obtain an electrical contractor's license, in 2009.

The most serious charges (not convictions) in the records are:

- 1993 charges for DUI, fleeing/attempt to elude police, and resisting/obstructing a peace officer, class A & B misdemeanors (case closed/dismissed, end of supervision)

- 2006 charges for Battery/Cause Bodily Harm (2 counts), Aid/Abet damage to Motor Vehicle. Class A misdemeanors. (Case dismissed)

This is a developing story. Keep checking back for the latest information.