Alexandria Shooting Suspect Identified As James T. Hodgkinson Of Illinois

The sus­pect for the shoot­ing at a con­gres­sion­al base­ball prac­tice on Wednesday has been iden­ti­fied as James T. Hodgkinson, a home inspec­tor from Illinois.

The Washington Post first iden­ti­fied the 66-year-old Belleville res­i­dent as the sus­pect who fired at a prac­tice in Alexandria, Va., injur­ing five peo­ple.

Police did not imme­di­ate­ly reveal a motive for the shoot­ing.

James T. Hodgkinson. 

James T. Hodgkinson.


Hodgkinson ran a home inspec­tion busi­ness, JTH Inspections, in Belleville. He left that job at the end of 2016, accord­ing to his Facebook page.

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On two Facebook accounts, Hodgkinson reg­u­lar­ly post­ed sta­tus­es oppos­ing President Trump and Hillary Clinton, while prais­ing Bernie Sanders.

Law enforcement on the scene of the Alexandria shooting.

Law enforcement on the scene of the Alexandria shooting.


Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.,” he wrote in one March Facebook post.

Hodgkinson showed strong sup­port for Sanders, the social­ist sen­a­tor who chal­lenged Clinton for the Democratic pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion. One of his Facebook pages fea­tures a Sanders pic­ture as its cov­er pho­to, and the oth­er has a pro­file pic­ture of Sanders depict­ed as Uncle Sam.‑1.3246836

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