1 FBI: Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Shooting Terror Related
Terrorism is believed to be a factor in yesterday’s shooting at a Naval air base in Texas. The FBI says the suspect was shot to death just after 6:15am local time at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi after the person shot a Navy police officer in the chest. The officer, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was taken to the hospital and has since been released. As for what happened, the shooter – whom we’re declining to name – drove through a barricade exited the vehicle and fired. MPs returned fire. Without explaining why, the FBI and police say they’re looking for a potential second suspect. They do say the public was not in danger and as FBI Special Agent Leah Greeves notes, “We would encourage the public to remain calm. If you see something, say something.”
2 Man Who Recorded Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Arrested
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested the man who filmed the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery. In a press release, the agency says 50-year-old William Bryan Jr. is in now custody on charges of Felony Murder and Criminal Attempt to Commit False Imprisonment. That ‘false imprisonment’ charge apparently stems from the allegation that Bryan used his vehicle to block Arbery. As we told you before, two other suspects are also being charged in the murder of Arbery, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed while jogging in Georgia back in February. In a statement, attorneys for Arbery's parents said they’re "relieved" to hear of Bryan's arrest and note that they called for Bryan's arrest “from the very beginning of this process.”
3 As Scientists Warn COVID-19 Second Wave, Trump Says Country Won’t Close
Scientists from the Obama Administration are warning the U.S. has three months before the second wave of COVID-19 infections. In their seven-page report, the group of nine scientists are advising the nation to restock on medical supplies before the fall and not to count on a vaccine being developed. President Trump’s response? Let it come. The President says the country will be ready and that officials will “put out the fire” if it happens. What won’t happen? Closing the country as it has been. Trump told reporters he won't close the country. “People say that’s a very distinct possibility,” Trump offered. “We are going to put out the fires. We’re not going to close the country,” Trump said. “We can put out the fires. Whether it is an ember or a flame, we are going to put it out. But we are not closing our country.” Where does the United States stand with COVID-19? At last check, there are more than one-point-five-million cases across the United States – with just over 94-thousand patients succumbing to the illness – though more than 298-thousand have recovered. Globally, the numbers are just over 5-million people infected by the virus – with more than 333-thousand dead. On the plus side, more than one-point-nine million have recovered.