Official: Suspect criticized group before shootingWill the authorities and the press consider this a "hate crime"? Or justifiable assault-with-a-deadly-weapon?
By Eric Tucker and Pete Yost, Associated Press
Washington (AP) — A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard at the headquarters of a Christian lobbying group on Wednesday made a negative reference about the organization's work before opening fire, a law enforcement official said.
Police said the man entered the front lobby of the Family Research Council in Washington around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, began arguing with a security guard and then shot him in the arm. The gunman was subdued by the guard and others and taken into custody but had not been charged as of Wednesday evening.
Another law enforcement official identified the suspect as Floyd Corkins II, and authorities were interviewing Corkins' neighbors in Herndon, Va., near Washington. Both officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation.
Corkins, 28, had been volunteering recently at a community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. [source]
Because the victim was working at a Christian place of business, I think I can guess.