THE BLAZE: An upstate New York man has been charged with second-degree murder after he shot and killed a UPS driver in the parking lot of the Ithaca Wal-Mart and then ran over his body, according to authorities, THE BLAZE reports. According to reports, he thought he was shooting President-elect Donald Trump.
The suspect, identified as 38-year-old Justin Barkley, sped away before police encountered him and tried to pull him over. “The suspect exited the vehicle with a long gun and shot at police officers as he fled towards the area believed to be his residence,” according to the Ithaca Police Department.
At around 10 a.m., Justin Barkley, 38, was taken into custody after he surrendered.
In court, Barkley told Judge John Rowley that he knew where President-elect Donald Trump would be on Dec 8. He then waited for him outside of a Walmart where he said he allegedly killed him, according to the Ithaca Voice. “I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally and very proudly,” Barkley said during his arraignment.
The victim, William Schumacher, was simply taking a break from his overnight shift to get something to eat. THE BLAZE