If Obama had a son, would he look like Lakim Anthony Faust?


A man who allegedly armed himself with a shotgun in June and blasted away in a Greenville shopping area shot four people because of their race, religion or similar factors, indictments show.

Lakim Anthony Faust, 23, used a shotgun to shoot one man at 11:44 a.m. Friday in the parking lot of Kellum Law Firm, Greenville police reported. Then he walked across the street to the Walmart parking lot and allegedly shot three more people at close range before police shot him.


Faust was indicted Monday by a Pitt County grand jury on 14 charges, including four counts attempted first-degree murder and three counts assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

The indictments said Faust shot the four men because of their “race, color, religion, nationality, or country of origin.” Faust is black; the four victims are white.

CBS news is, of course, giving as much cover as possible:

“Some of the way, the manner with which he carried it out, sort of indicates that he had some idea to what he wanted to do. But we don’t know that for certain,” Aden said.

Meanwhile, WCTI 12 tells the truth: Indictment: Greenville shooting spree motivated by race / religion

ABC 11 In Raleigh has the victims list.

WITN shows he has a record as a teen and other updates.

WNCT has more on items seized from Faust’s home:

Jurors say Faust unlawfully, willfully and feloniously attempted to kill and murder his victims. The indictment also says, “the offense for which the defendant stands convicted was committed against a victim because of the victim’s race, color, religion, nationality, or country of origin.”

In July, police seized several items from Faust’s apartment. Officers found a copy of the “Qur’an,” along with several other books and publications on the Muslim culture.

They also found several boxes of shotgun shells, a gun lock, and the receipt for the shotgun he used.