Wade Michael Page shot and killed himself after his shooting assault on a Wisconsin Sikh temple, the FBI said at a Wednesday morning press conference, Reuters reports.
The announcement by Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson contradicts the previous narrative by authorities that Oak Creek, Wisconsin, police killed Page following his attack on Sunday services at the temple, which left six people dead and one officer, Lieutenant Brian Murphy, in critical condition. Business Insider reported that officials announced that Murphy was now able to walk.
According to WITI-TV, Page’s ex-girlfriend, Misty Cook, had been arrested Tuesday night after a weapon was found in her home, but Carlson said at the press conference that she had been released. U.S. Attorney James Santelle added that it was “inaccurate” to say that Cook had been charged in connection with the shooting.
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