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pursuit, the suspect used his cell phone to notify his father he had been shot, and didn't think he was going to make it. subsequently, he shot himself. >> the sheriff's department says kelley's inlaws, and ex- wife occasionally attended services at the church, but they were not there on sunday. there are questions about the suspect, including how he got his hands on the guns in the first place, even though he has a violent history. >> reporter: the suspect was not licensed to carry, but police recovered three firearms. a semi automatic rifle left at the church, and three firearms in his car. the 26-year-old former air force member with a reported history of violence towards women and children should have never had guns. >> the suspect did not have a license to carry. >> reporter: investigators say he recently
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attends, but was not inside the small baptist church. he was even charged with assaulting his ex-wife, and infant stepson, fracturing the baby boy's skull. that landed him with a bad conduct does charge. that means he was not eligible for any military benefit. the suspect served a year in confinement, was demoted, and discharged. bad conduct discharge is just shy of dishonorable discharge, which automatically bans you from ever buying a gun again. still experts suggest his assault charge should have been enough. >> he bought four weapons in total. two of them were bought in colorado. two were bought in texas. >> reporter: texas governor greg abbott says the suspect was denied a license to carry a gun, but it never stopped him from yi
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the governor says quote, how that got through the cracks, i don't have that information. wusa9. >> the suspect bought that semi- automatic rifle, used in the mass shooting last april. the suspect passed a criminal background check. we've just learned the air force did not submit the texas church shooter's criminal history to the fbi as required by pentagon rules. >> 26 were killed. it's more than 10% of the population there. and the victims range in age from 18 months to 77 years old. among the dead, the 14-year-old daughter of the church's pastor. frank pomeroy and his wife were out of town when they got the news. they say the only comfort was that their daughter annabelle was
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when she died. >> we were a very close family. we ate together, we laughed together, we cried together, and we worshiped together. >> also among the dead, a mother and her 7-year-old daughter. a pregnant mother of five, and eight members of the same family. pastor pomeroy asked the community to turn to their faith. he does not understand why this happens, but he knows god does. >> flags at the white house on the u.s. capitol, they're flying at half staff tonight for victims of the texas church shooting. speaking today in japan, president donald trump expressed his condolences. the president said their deaths were an act of evil and the result of a deranged individual. >> this isn't a guns situation. i mean, we could go into it. but it's a little bit soon to go into it. but fortunately somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction,
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otherwise it would have been as bad as it was it would have been much worse. but this is a mental health problem at the highest level. it's a very, very sad event. these are great people, and a very sad event. but that's the way i view it. >> so you agree with the president? is he correct? is this a mental health issue or is it a gun control issue? we talk to a behavioral scientist who studies mass shootings to get his take on where the blame should be. >> first thing that went through my mind is, are you kidding me? not again. how can this be happening over and over again? >> i think that mental health is the problem here. >> i know the president said this morning in a press conference, this isn't a situation about guns, but a mental health problem at the highest level. what do you make of that? >> it's really hard to explain one thing for any mass shooting for all of th
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occurring. >> reporter: he says the more information that come out about devin kelley, the more he fits the typical profile of a mass shooter. young to middle age, alone, and some sort of history of anger. but he says mental health shouldn't be the main focus. >> a host of other things that really needs to be looked at, and studied. it's not a simple explanation. it's not going to be a simple fix either. so the goal to learn from this, maybe come up with some better predictors, in order to prevent future mass shootings. >> reporter: but this has happened time and time again. has that work not already been done in the past? >> yeah, it sucks doesn't it? your question is, yes, we've had a lot of mass shootings, and we have a lot of them now. why can't we do me
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it? i think that's one of the problems that the human mind is incredibly complicated, and it's not an easy fix. >> reporter: behavioral profiling is still a relatively young science. he says even if they knew someone was dangerous, what would they do? michael quander, wusa9. >> the texas church shooting is the worst mass shooting in that state's history, and the 5th deadliest in modern u.s. history. the deadliest took place just one month ago in las vegas. 59 people were killed, 596 wounded. the second deadliest was the pulse shooting in orlando. followed by virginia tech, and the mass shooting at newtown elementary school in sandy hook. the first baptist church is the latest religious sanctuary
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back in 2012, a gunman murdered 6 people praying in wisconsin. 9 parishioners were killed at the emmanuel church in charleston, south carolina. and in september, a shooter killed one woman, and wounded 7 others at a church in nashville, tennessee. in an effort to make it easier for places of worship, texas passed a law in june that waives the requirements on licensing and background checks. but loosening those restrictions are not the answer. >> especially in these rural areas, you need somebody who is already there that has been trained in some kind of tactical way in order to have a chance. >> so now, churches everywhere are wondering how to protect themselves. one church in woodbridge, virginia,
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members of the congregation are in the military, or law enforcement, they bring their guns to church with them, concealed, but ready, just in case. >> i trust the fact that there are people who have been trained for just such a thing. have been military trained. you wouldn't wouldn't just an average shooter to bring their gun to church, but for people who have been trained for situations when they're under fire, those are the kinds of people that you are happy to have around. >> okay. the security team at all saints church did take the training offer by the prince william county. it's called worship watch. it's similar to neighborhood watch, but does contain information on active shooters. keep up with the breaking developments in the deadly texas church shooting. download our wusa9 app. stay with us
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then at 7:00, a gun debate in which conservatives cannot agree on what needs to be done to curb the violence. the cold front has moved through the northwest. the rain has stopped here. we have showers around bowie. this is the strongest storm we've been tracking. just north of fredericksberg, stretches up to quantico. it moves off toward fairview beach. at about 6:48 on our stormtracker. yellow weather alert through this evening. until the storms and showers wind down. we'll come back and talk about why we issue a yellow weather alert for tomorrow afternoon. still ahead, members of the burgundy and gold spreading love after yesterday's victory in seattle. up next, pr
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trump ralcandidate for'm governor,rtham, and i sponsored this ad. narrator: they call him enron ed. because washington, dc lobbyist ed gillespie represented the worst of the worst. lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. corporations sending jobs overseas. and of course the enron scandal. now, enron ed is lobbying for donald trump's agenda. like cuts to virginia school funding, and taking away healthcare from thousands of virginians.
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two former officials with the trump campaign will remain under house arrest, at least for now. fie says she needs more
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there are millions of dollars in assets that make them a flight risk. the charges stem from their consulting work on behalf of a ukrainian political party. tomorrow, the president heads to south korea, where the north korea nuclear threat will be the main focus. >> the era of strategic patience is over. some people said that my rhetoric is very strong. but look what's happened with very weak rhetoric over the last 25 years. >> president trump says japan's prime minister has agreed to buy massive amounts of military equipment from the u.s. coming up tonight, fallout for
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will have power over your health care. adams supports letting insurance companies deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. seniors would be charged more for health care; premiums would go up. and adams supports giving employers the power to block birth control access for female employees. john adams: wrong on health care, wrong on birth control, wrong for virginia. disclaimer: i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad. it
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assignment unit report, teen drivers who -- tonight at 11:00, our special assignment unit shows us what's being taught this those classes. it's important information that every parent and teen should see before hitting the road. her middle finger salute to the president has now cost her her job, but juli briskman says she has no regrets and no apology. she says she would do it again. this photo went viral to both cheers and jeers. we know it's briskman flipping off the president as he returned to golfing. she told her employer it was her, and they promptly fired her for violating their social media policy, even though it was her day off, and there was nothing on the page that tied her to the company. the main
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virginia governor's race. democrat ralph northam, and ed gillaspie are running neck and neck. >> the republicans is underpolled. gillaspie ran a very close campaign for senate against mark warner. and while hillary was projected to carry the state of virginia, it was by a smaller margin than the polls were indicating. >> you're going to stay with us all day long for election day. polls in maryland open at 7:00 a.m. we've got all the races right now on our wusa9 app. let's talk about the election day forecast, and that should be no excuse for voting. there are more optimal
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>> i would say yes, in the morning, if you want to stay dry. if you're going to wait until you come home after work, it's going to be a mess. >> so you just take an umbrella. >> yes. like you say, no excuse. >> got to vote. let's take a live look outside. we're looking at temperatures, well mild. i mean, really, really mild for this time. it's up to 70 right now. but the winds north-northwest at 14. so you know what? that means the front is actually through us, and that means cooler air is going to roll in later on tonight. here's a look at the radar. this shower and storm pretty much gone through anne arundel county. and we have a little shower pushing through prince george's county. big heavy rain on 301. this by far and away is the biggest storm. southward toward fairview beach. this is
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heavy rain with this storm, and brief, gusty wind. that's when the front itself. 42 to about 52. bus stop temps in the 40s. temperatures 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., it will be dry in the morning. yellow weather alert, tuesday afternoon, that's for another batch of rain. not storms, but rain. then falling temperatures tomorrow. it's going to be a raw november day. it really is. temperature reversal. it will probably be a midnight high, then 48 during the day. 48 on wednesday. briefly back to 58 on thursday. probably the coldest air of the season on friday. 56, and 52 on saturday. here's the future cast. 8:30 tonight. breaks in the clouds off to the north and west. notice temps haven't plummeted. still 52 at hagerstown. by 10:00, still 56 downtown, and 55 in bowie. by morning, high clouds return, but it is dry for e
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the yellow weather alert is for the afternoon. 42 in manassas. a mixed bag west of the divide. for us by lunchtime, here comes the rain. look at all the orange and yellows. that's pretty heavy rain at about 5:30 tomorrow evening. that's why we have a yellow weather alert out. so 40s to start. maybe we briefly get to 50. showers and rain by 11:00. rain possible on wednesday. we'll watch that. 48. milder on thursday. some clouds to start, but 58, not bad. friday, cold. only 46. busy, busy weekend. four football games. everybody looks okay. 52 on saturday. the college games, maybe a sprinkle or
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back to 60, next monday. >> somebody is surprised over here. >> everybody is surprised. >> the redskins they went into seattle, pulled out a big win. i'm surprised. i picked the redskins to lose that game. i'll say it now. also the fact that there was one player after the flight, all the way back to d.c., decided to
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mark herring: my mom to provide for our family. at one point, she got fired for of all things -- getting married. that was a lifelong lesson for me: when people are hurt, you need to stand up and do something. and i've never forgotten that as your attorney general. whether it's protecting veterans and seniors from shady debt collectors, or cracking down on gangs and drug traffickers, i have one guiding principle: do what's right for people. i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad. there was an old woman who lived in a shoe. she had so many children she had to buy lots of groceries. while she was shopping for organic fruits and veggies, burglars broke into her shoe. they stole her kids' mountain bikes and tablets along with her new juice press. luckily the geico insurance agency
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she got full replacement on the stolen goods and started a mountain bike juice delivery service. call geico and see how affordable homeowners insurance can be. independent press says they're false. fear mongering. absurd. ralph northam went to vmi and was an army doctor for eight years. in richmond, dr. northam helped pass longer sentences for gang members and mandatory life sentences for violent sexual predators.
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candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad because i'm a pediatrician, and for ed gillespie to say i would tolerate anyone hurting a child is despicable.
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victory monday. the redskins pull off a huge win over the seahawks on sunday. we caught up with long snapper nick sunberg possessing the win. >> just excited that we were able to get through a win like that, especially in seattle, where it's tough, and loud, and snowing. so just excited to get home, and start working on next week. so speaking of coming home, the skins jumped on the plane, and flew straight back from seattle last night. you would think it would be a day off right? not for nick sunberg, the dude woke up for this. those are very loud kids from magnolia elementary school in prince
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welcoming nick sunberg, he helped foot the bill to have washers and dryers in school. studies show they help grades with those kids who may not have them in their homes. >> honest question, what was louder, the 12th man in seattle, or the magnolia elementary school kids this morning? >> i've got to give it to the elementary school kids this morning. >> nice, those kids were loud. for more on the skins big win over the seahawks, just like our wusa9 facebook page, also, our podcast. check out these kids. these arlington little leaguers. they decided to dress up as the running presidents during halloween, and guess what, they knocked it out of the park. after the nationals saw the photo, the real running presidents
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leaguers and their classmates. they got nats gear, and tickets to this year's winter fest. pretty cool. >> that's fantastic. >> next year, i'm going to dress up as jay z, maybe beyonce can show up. my fiance did not like that. >> dream on. >> did we learn anything about the skins yesterday? >> let's hope so. it's a tough test. vikings lead their division. they have the bye week, they're resting, while the redskins are still trying to heal from their injures. here's the seven day, if you want to vote and be dry, do it in the morning. tempsin the 40s. rain on wednesday. the possible coldest air of the season on friday. >> cold air, you can't comp
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