You have to read to the 17th paragraph of the Washington Post’s story about the shooting of at the Family Research Center in Chinatown yesterday before we get this nugget of information about the suspect, Floyd Lee Corkins, 28, of Herdon:
Corkins had been volunteering at a U Street NW community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, according to officials there.
Michael Sessa, president of the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, said the FBI has spoken with staff members about Corkins’s time there, which had been about six months. Corkins would have performed administrative work checking in people at the front desk and would have undergone a background check, Sessa said.
“We are all shocked,” he said.
David Mariner, the center’s director, said in a statement: “We condemn such violence in the strongest terms possible. We hope for a full and speedy recovery for the victim, and our thoughts are with him and his family.”