While vising the grave of their son at a veteran’s cemetery in Delaware, and elderly white couple were hunted and gunned down by a black man using a rifle and scope.
A husband and wife in their 80s were fatally shot Friday morning while at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Bear, Delaware.
The 85-year-old wife died at the scene. The 86-year-old husband was transported to a hospital in critical condition and Delaware Online reports that he died Saturday.
When police arrived on scene they exchanged gunfire with Francis, the alleged assailant, and later discovered his body. Police do not know if his death was self-inflicted or if he was killed in the shootout.
It is not known whether the assailant knew his victims.
However, an unnamed source offered this information to There D Elephants.com:
The Suspect was described as a heavyset black male aged 29, dressed in all black with a black face mask, carrying a rifle with a scope. The suspect was later seen in a wooded area before engaging in a shootout with police officers. The suspect was found deceased with gunshot wounds.
We reached out to a source close to the situation in Delaware. Our source expressed frustration with how the following information was being withheld from the public. Below is a direct account of the situation from a reliable source close to the incident.
“The shooter pulled up in a Honda, got out, was in all black and approached Mr and Mrs [redacted], shot Mrs [redacted] first, then Mr [redacted], then immediately ran to the woods.”
Our source continued by saying: “He’s 29. And no connection (to the victims) at all. He was wearing a black hoodie black pants, black mask, hood up, black gloves, black boots.”
“I know the guy had a lot of ammo. It seems as if he set himself up in the ditches with ammo because the police were saying that their drone could see him but they couldn’t get eyes on him. He had to have planned this for a while because most people don’t know those woods like that.”
“The police were saying “Hes trying to take our drone out!” And then my [redacted] had to hang up on me.”
“One of the grounds crew, his name is [redacted], heard over the radio what was happening. While everyone else was running for cover he ran, got in his truck, raced towards the scene, towards the shooter who was running into the woods and he gave CPR to the two victims. And [redacted] is a VOLUNTEER. He doesn’t even get paid to be there. He’s served his country in every way possible.”
Our source expressed frustration with the state gun laws barring security from bringing firearms to the cemetery. “Our veterans security is low on the list of priorities. Which is why I’m as upset as I am. They’re told no firearms at work. Source continued: “No cameras, no security and no weapons in the hands of law abiding citizens is an awful vulnerable place to be. Could make a great target for an active shooter.” Our source continued saying: “They’re going to use this to push more guns laws that obviously only effect law abiding citizens. It’s scary. It’s a failure of the state in every way.”
Incidentally, many people wonder where the ‘mug shot’ photo was found… which seems to indicate that this man had a previous criminal history.