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Joshua Andrew Cummings, RTD Security Guard Scott Von Lankena, Security Guard Killing

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Denver security guard – DENVER, Colorado — A man arrested in the fatal shooting of a transit security guard late Tuesday night is a U.S. Army veteran who had been flagged by the FBI after an altercation at a mosque in Texas, reports say. Joshua Andrew Cummings, 37, formerly of Pampa has been arrested and is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the killing of a Denver Regional Transportation District security officer about 11 p.m. Tuesday outside of Denver’s Union Station.

Scott Van Lanken

Denver RTD Security Guard Scott Van Lanken (with his wife, Shellie) was shot and killed by Joshua Andrew Cummings.

Court Hearing For Man Accused Of Shooting Security Guard Canceled

CBS Local – ‎1 hour ago‎
DENVER (AP) — A court hearing for a man accused in the point blank shooting death of a transit guard in downtown Denver has been canceled. Joshua Cummings had been scheduled to appear in county court Thursday afternoon. He will instead appear in …

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Denver security guard

cleveland.com – ‎18 hours ago‎
DENVER, Colorado — A man arrested in the fatal shooting of a transit security guard late Tuesday night is a U.S. Army veteran who had been flagged by the FBI after an altercation at a mosque in Texas, reports say. According to Denver 7, city police

Police: Security Guard Shooting ‘Unprovoked’

CBS Local – ‎Feb 1, 2017‎
Allied Universal released this statement on Wednesday afternoon, “Allied Universal is devastated by the loss of our valued security professional, a dedicated six-year employee, who was shot in the line of duty last night while proudly performing his

Former Pampa resident arrested in Denver security guard murder

Amarillo.com – ‎22 hours ago‎
Joshua Andrew Cummings, 37, formerly of Pampa has been arrested and is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the execution-style shooting of a Denver Regional Transportation District security officer about 11 p.m. Tuesday …

Joshua Cummings, a former soldier from Texas, is accused of fatally shooting RTD security guard Scott Von Lanken

The Denver Post – ‎18 hours ago‎
… but they worried that the alleged shooter — 37-year-old Joshua Cummings — targeted the contract guard because of his uniform, which resembles that of Denver police. Witnesses told investigators that the suspect put a gun to the security officer’s

Denver police say suspect shot RTD security officer while he was talking to two women near Union Station

The Denver Post – ‎Feb 1, 2017‎
Scott Von Lanken, a 56-year-old married father from Loveland, has been identified as the security guard. He was a former police officer in La Crosse, Wis., and for nearly 30 years was a pastor at charismatic Christian churches in Arizona, Ohio, Texas

RTD guard shot and killed near Denver’s Union Station; Joshua Cummings arrested as suspect

Denverite (blog) – ‎20 hours ago‎
A flag flies at half mast in memoriam for RTD security guard Scott Von Lankin in A flag flies at half mast in front of Union Station for an RTD security guard killed this morning. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite). A man approached a security guard from

RTD guard Scott Von Lanken killed near Union Station was dedicated to the gospel

The Denver Post – ‎21 hours ago‎
Since pastoring at Assembly of God, Von Lanken took some time to pastor a church in Ohio for two years, a position the Rev. Nick Fair helped him land. Von Lanken returned to Loveland two years ago and worked as a security guard for RTD while remaining …

RTD Shooting Suspect Found With Muslim Documents

CBS Local – ‎Feb 1, 2017‎
DENVER (CBS4) – The suspect arrested and suspected of shooting and killing an RTD security guard Tuesday night was found with what law enforcement sources describe as Muslim documents, according to multiple law enforcement contacts, and had been …

Killing of transit guard sparks fears he was targeted

USA TODAY – ‎19 hours ago‎
In an interview with KUSA-TV, Von Laken’s wife said her husband was working as a security guard to support her and their two daughters. “If my husband were here, he would tell the girls and he would tell me to forgive him,” Shellie Van Laken said.

DPD: Attack on RTD security guard was ‘completely unprovoked’

9NEWS.com – ‎Feb 1, 2017‎
DENVER – A man suspected of shooting and killing an armed RTD transit security officer late Tuesday night was captured on surveillance footage and identified by an eyewitness, according to court documents. The man, identified by Denver police as …

Denver mosque leaders feared RTD shooting suspect had radicalized, made report to Homeland Security

Colorado Springs Gazette – ‎1 hour ago‎
The e-mail appears to be about Joshua Andrew Cummings, the 37-year-old accused of shooting and killing a private security guard working for Denver’s Regional Transportation District. Cummings has not been formally charged but is being held without …

Joshua Cummings: What we know about the RTD murder suspect’s life in his Texas hometown

Denverite (blog) – ‎16 hours ago‎
Ryan Neville places flowers at a memorial for RTD security guard Scott Von Lanken near Union Station, Feb. 1, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite). A 37-year-old man is accused of murdering a security guard in cold blood outside Union Station. Our

Denver Mosque Leaders Reported Shooting Suspect

Daily Beast – ‎1 hour ago‎
A man who allegedly shot a private security guard in Denver on Wednesday was reported to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by mosque leaders in December, when they expressed concerns that he had become radicalized. According to The …

Denver mosque leaders apparently warned feds about Joshua Cummings, RTD shooting suspect

Denverite (blog) – ‎38 minutes ago‎
Cummings appears to have lived in Pampa and in the Dallas-Fort Worth area until he moved to Denver late in 2016. Cummings is expected to appear in court on Friday. Police have said that the suspect approached RTD security guard Scott Von Lanken from …

Wife of RTD guard Scott Von Lanken says he’d want family to forgive shooter

9NEWS.com – ‎20 hours ago‎
DENVER – Scott Von Lanken was a protector of people, as a pastor in various churches, as a police officer, as a husband and father, and as an RTD security officer in Denver. No one knows all of that better than his wife, Shellie. “He just had such a

Hearing moved in shooting death of transit guard

KRIS Corpus Christi News – ‎47 minutes ago‎
1, 2017, near the scene where a contract transit security officer was shot and killed late Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Denver. Poli… (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). A makeshift memorial put up by Denver Police is … DENVER (AP) – A hearing for a man accused in

Man arrested in transit guard’s death set to appear in court

WALB-TV – ‎12 hours ago‎
1, 2017, near the scene where a contract transit security officer was shot and killed late Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Denver. Poli… (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). A makeshift memorial put up by Denver Police is affixed to a pole early Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

Mosque Alerted Feds in December To Cummings, His ‘Radicalization’

CBS Local – ‎2 hours ago‎
24, the mosque in Denver sent an email to the Department of Homeland Security with the subject line “Concern on radicalization of Joshua, a revert.” In the email, the writer — who is not identified — said Cummings “seems to be very radicalized. He

Joshua Cummings: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Heavy.com – ‎19 hours ago‎
According to documents in the case, Von Lanken, a security guard with the Regional Transportation District in Denver, was helping two women with directions when he was allegedly ambushed by the suspect. The attack happened on the night of January 31 …

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CBS Local – ‎15 hours ago‎
Denver police arrested Cummings, 37, Tuesday night shortly after they say he shot and killed Regional Transportation District security guard Scott Von Lanken, 56, in a point-blank shooting in downtown Denver. A well-placed law enforcement source

Denver Muslims warned federal authorities in Dec. that accused RTD shooter was ‘very radicalized’

The Denver Channel – ‎1 hour ago‎
Texas native Joshua Cummings, 37, is accused of shooting and killing Regional Transportation District security officer Scott Von Lanken Tuesday night near Union Station in downtown Denver. Muslim leaders in Denver on Thursday told Denver7 Cummings …

Joshua Cummings: Was Alleged Killer of RTD Officer Commiting Terrorism?

Westword – ‎9 hours ago‎
By the way, one of the women is quoted in the Cummings probable-cause statement as saying he had a “swollen face and different/weird-looking eyes.” Von Lanken was a minister who had been working as a security guard to make ends meet. Here’s an item …

Suspect in downtown shooting was kicked out of Texas mosque

9NEWS.com – ‎19 hours ago‎

KUSA – A man suspected of shooting and killing an armed RTD transit security officer late Tuesday night was a former serviceman who was kicked out of a mosque in Texas, 9Wants to Know has learned. The man, identified by Denver police as 37-year-old …

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