Jack Burkman, an investigator in the murder of DNC worker Seth Rich was the victim in a hit-and-run accident and shooting that involved a lead investigator from the Profiling Project.
Burkman was shot by a former lead investigator of the Profiling Project, Kevin Doherty. Doherty, 46, was charged Monday with Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and two counts of Malicious Wounding, according to a press release from the Arlington, Va, Co. police department.
The Washington Post provided more details about the attack, which was the second to befall Jack Burkman over the past several months. An unidentified assailant attacked Burkman with pepper spray at his home in January.
Jack Burkman was shot and run over March 13 at a Rosslyn Marriott hotel’s parking garage. Burkman was there to retrieve what he thought were documents from an FBI whistleblower.
Doherty worked for Burkman on the Rich investigation until July 2017. Rich, a data analyst at the DNC, was murdered in Washington, D.C., on July 10, 2016, under mysterious circumstances. Doherty was an investigator on Burkman’s Profiling Project, the group he formed to solve the Rich case.
Rich’s death was initially described as a robbery gone wrong, but many speculate Rich Seth was killed due to his involvement in stealing DNC emails eventually released through WikiLeaks.