By: Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Michael Muska
Wade Michael Page, an Army veteran who was a “psychological operations specialist,” was identified as the gunman in a deadly Sikh temple shooting, officials said Monday morning.
As authorities searched for a motive in the Sunday attack, the first picture of the assailant began to emerge. Page died in a shootout with police outside the temple in suburban Milwaukee. In all, seven people, including the suspect, were dead and three others were critically wounded in what police have labeled an act of domestic terrorism.
Page had served in the Army from April 1992 to October 1998. His last rank when he was discharged was specialist E-4, an Army spokeswoman said in a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times. He had no deployments overseas, she said.