Shooting at North Carolina community college investigated as possible hate crime
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - The fatal shooting of an employee at a North Carolina community college is being investigated as a possible hate crime, police in Goldsboro said on Tuesday.
Police officials would not say what motive they were considering in the Monday shooting. The mother of alleged shooter Kenneth Morgan Stancil III told a local television station that the victim, Stancil's former boss at the school's print shop, had made unwanted sexual advances toward her son.
"We’re absolutely investigating that possibility," police Sergeant Jeremy Sutton told reporters at a news conference.
Sutton said detectives also were looking into whether Stancil, 20, had any affiliation with white supremacy groups. Stancil is white, as was shooting victim, Ron Lane.
Sgt. Sutton, his face says, yes. "crew 38" on his face is all you need to look at.
Question, if you are a white power crew 38 bonehead, and a black person "allegedly" makes sexual advances towards your kid, and you kill him, is it automatically a "hate crime"?