A Washington DC man suspected of being a White Nationalist and befriending the Tree of life synagogue gunman on a social media platform before the tragedy was arrested for firearms charges in the District, and as a result, it is said that his brother had taken his own life with the defendant’s firearm.
NBC News reported that an FBI Agent wrote in a criminal complaint charging Mr. Jeffery Clark, that Edward ‘Teddy’ Clark had shot himself at Theodore Roosevelt Island on October 27th, sometime between 12:45 pm. As such, Jeffery has been charged with illegal possession of high-capacity firearms, magazines and unlawful guns.
This news understands that also showed that Clark was connected with a suspected Tree of Life shooter Robert Bowers on gab, a social networking site.
According to the affidavit, Clark openly discussed killing people of the Jewish faith, as well as African Americans. It also stated that the man spoke about Bowers, claiming that the synagogue shootings were “justified” because a same-sex “Jewish couple were having an adopted baby being circumcised that week.”
It was reported that the law document further lamented that witnesses confessed to having seen Clark attended the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, and was photographed standing next to James Alex Field, a white nationalist who prosecutors say drove a car into a crowd of counter-protestors, killing one.
Moreover, Clark’s social media posts were cited, including one with vulgar language where he called Bowers ‘a hero’ and said that victims at the synagogue ‘deserved exactly what happened to them and so much worse.’
Nevertheless, in the court findings, federal agents said that they recovered four boxes of gun parts from Clark, and AR-15 rifle conversion kits with four high-capacity AR-15 magazines capable of holding up to 30 rounds of Ammunition.
However, the suspect’s attorney did not immediately return requests for comments, and he is scheduled to appear in court on Friday for a detention hearing.