Police Call Shot Guard at Family Research Council a Hero Police Call Shot Guard at Family Research Council a Hero
Police Call Shot Guard at Family Research Council a Hero

Police Call Shot Guard at Family Research Council a Hero

Police Call Shot Guard at Family Research Council a Hero

by Steve Eastman, Faith Issues

It seemed like a typical day today at the Family Research Council in Washington, DC, that is until a phony intern appeared in the lobby and started criticizing the group’s conservative policies.

That’s when security guard Leo Johnson asked him where he was going and received a violent reply — a gunshot wound to the arm.  DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier is calling Johnson a hero.  “He did his job. The person never made it past the front.”

Despite his injury, Johnson wrestled 28 year-old Floyd Lee Corkins, of Herndon, Virginia, to the ground and took away his gun.  Corkins is in custody.  The FBI says it’s treating the incident as a case of domestic  terrorism.  

Johnson is listed in stable condition and apparently never lost consciousness.

Twenty-three gay rights groups, longtime opponents of the Council’s traditional marriage stance, have condemned the attack in a joint statement.  “We were saddened to hear news of the shooting this morning at the offices of the Family Research Council. Our hearts go out to the shooting victim, his family, and his co-workers.”

The Family Research Council spun off from Doctor James Dobson’s Focus on the Family organization in 1992.

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