Nashville Police have identified the suspect of a mass shooting at a church Sunday morning as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson.
Samson is being charged with murder and multiple counts of attempted murder in the attack that killed one and left at least seven other people injured at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, a town just south of Nashville, Tenn.
BREAKING: 25-year-old gunman Emanuel Samson is originally from Sudan. He now lives in Rutherford County. @NC5 pic.twitter.com/s4Paywj2q5
— Dan Kennedy (@NC5_DanKennedy) September 24, 2017
Samson is a bodybuilder who attended high school in Tennessee and is originally from Karthoum, Sudan, according screenshots of the suspect’s Facebook page obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation before the account was taken down. Police say he is a legal resident and came to the U.S. in the 1990s.
Samson came to US from Sudan in 90s. Is a legal resident.
— Natalie Allison (@natalie_allison) September 24, 2017