A “radical Muslim” has been named as the suspect in the “execution style” shooting of a former cop and Pastor in Colorado. The Denver Police Department is accusing 37-year-old Joshua Cummings of killing Scott Von Lanken, 56. Von Lanken is a former Wisconsin cop.
According to documents in the case, Von Lanken, a security guard with the Regional Transportation District in Denver, was helping two women with directions when he was allegedly ambushed by the suspect. The attack happened on the night of January 31 at around 11 p.m. close to Union Station in Denver. One witness heard the suspect say “something to the effect of ‘Do what you are told…'” before the shots rang out. That witness added that the suspect had a “swollen face and different/weird-looking eyes.”
In announcing Cummings’ arrest, a police spokesman noted the similarities between Von Lanken’s security uniform and Denver PD uniforms. A source within law enforcement told Fox Denver that Cummings is being investigated as a “radical Muslim.” The station reports that officers found “jihadist materials” in Cummings’ backpack. The Denver Channel reports that Cummings was on an FBI terror watch list.
Cummings had several Anti-Cop messages on his Twitter page and had recently been thrown out of a Mosque in Texas.
The Denver Channel reported in the summer of 2015 that the state of Colorado. That was according to FBI Director James Comey who was visiting the state. Comey said, “ISIL has been motivating people to kill people in uniform. That’s a threat to the military everywhere, but given Colorado, the number of personnel in Colorado, it’s a focus of ours here.”