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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Lobbying group shooter headed for court hearing

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020613gunA man accused of shooting a security guard inside the Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group is expected in court amid plea negotiations.

Floyd Lee Corkins II had a status hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning in federal court. Court papers indicate that he and prosecutors are working on a plea deal.

Corkins was charged in August with opening fire inside the lobby of the Family Research Council building. A security guard was wounded, but managed to wrestle away the gun. No one else was hurt.

Prosecutors say Corkins, who had been volunteering at a center for gay, lesbian and transgender people, was carrying ammunition and Chick-fil-A sandwiches in his bag. Chick-fil-A was making headlines at the time because of its president’s stated opposition to gay marriage.

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