BREAKING! Shooting at California SYNAGOGUE, suspect identified [Updated]

Terrible terrible news out of California.

Watch below:

From the Daily Beast:

At least four people were injured, including children, following a shooting at a San Diego area synagogue, local authorities said.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Office said that a man is in custody and being question by investigators and they do not believe there are other suspects.

“We don’t believe there are any other suspects,” a spokesperson for San Diego police told The Daily Beast.

According to a preliminary investigation, deputies responded to Chabad of Poway just before 11:30 a.m PST after reports of a man with a gun and a shooting that was underway, the San Diego Sheriff’s Office said.

According to the spokesperson, there are multiple patients and at least four victims have been transported to nearby hospital, Palomar Medical Center.

UPDATE:



And a local news video:

UPDATE II:

More details about the suspect:

A gunman armed with a semiautomatic rifle walked into a suburban San Diego County synagogue and opened fire on the congregation Saturday, killing one person and injuring three in an attack that authorities believe was motivated by hate.

A 19-year-old was arrested in connection with the shooting, authorities said. The gunman, who is white, entered Chabad of Poway on Chabad Way about 11:20 a.m. and started firing.

Poway Mayor Steve Vaus called it a “hate crime,” based on statements the shooter was heard making as he entered the synagogue.

Authorities were reviewing his social media accounts and an “open letter” he reportedly wrote before the attack. They were also preparing to search his home in Rancho Penasquitos.

Also, it looks like an off-duty border patrol agent opened fire on the suspect as he ran off.

UPDATE III:

So this isn’t confirmed yet, I think, but some are identifying the suspect based on a manifesto that was published just after the crime:

Multiple law enforcement sources confirm to NBC News that the suspect in the Poway synagogue shooting is 19-year-old John T. Earnest.

According to a manifesto, published online shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday, Earnest also takes responsibility for an Escondido Mosque arson a month prior. During that incident, Earnest spray-painted messages referencing the New Zealand mosque shooting.

The synagogue shooting and the mosque arson were less than 9 miles apart.

Escondido Police confirm detectives have started investigating whether Earnest is the suspect in that case.

In the manifesto, Earnest states he was attending nursing school but did not specify the exact location. On Reddit, Earnest said he planned to livestream the shooting on Facebook but his account has since been deactivated.

Filled with racist rants and quotes from the Bible, Earnest praises the suspects responsible for the New Zealand mosque and Pittsburgh synagogue shootings as his inspiration for the planned shooting in Poway.

I’m seeing reports that the manifest was anti-Trump too, but I want to find non-crackhead sources for that info before providing it.

I’ll update as more information is available.

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98 thoughts on “BREAKING! Shooting at California SYNAGOGUE, suspect identified [Updated]

  1. This is just horrible! Takes some real evil people to murder innocent people.
    And the NYT should be ashamed for promoting anti-semitism. MSM ignores all that, and the first thing they want to do is blame trump or the NRA. Shaking my head. May God be with all those injured and with the family of the deceased.

  2. Sadness at this tragic happening. May God grant them comfort and strength in the coming days.

  3. Prayers for all involved. We have a problem in America. It’s anger, hatred, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, ignorance, and lack of education and a knowledge of history. The past 10 years has been a rapid slide into the abyss for America.

    Here come the gun grabbers, and I wonder what the Muslim congresswoman and AOC will have to say about the target and victims of this hate crime.

    1. @Lillie Yes, and this could spur Congress to pass ‘red flag’ laws, further eroding our constitutional rights and getting us closer to the outright confiscation of weapons that the left craves like a junkie.

  4. California teacher union K-12 created a very damaged generation of young people, and took authority away from home and family. He will be just one of many in this deadly harvest.

    You don’t undo a generation of parenting and education malpractice in one election. This will be a very difficult and troubled generation. Came of age during the Obama hate whitey years. See nothing but hatred and resentment around them, just for being born white and still alive.

  5. If that evil monster’s long winded manifesto is true, then he is mentally deranged. I refuse to say his name to give him notoriety.
    Of course it didn’t take long for the media to ask that evil monster if he was a Trump supporter did it. So it obviously didn’t fit their narrative because I don’t see much coverage of it this evening.

    1. More likely a Bernie Sanders supporter – they see the Jews in the Democrat Party rigging the system against him.

  6. The blame lays squarely on the cowardly shoulders of this sick perp. Full stop.

    But that doesn’t stop people from blaming Trump for his “heated rhetoric” – I have already heard someone do it on TV. But will these same people blame the likes of Reps Omar or Tlaib for their “heated rhetoric?” Or the NYT for that matter? Don’t hold your breath.

  7. From a local small town newspaper in Centra California: third gang shooting in the last three weeks – where is Ms Cortez on her soapbox against gangs and illegals? Thanks for bringing latin culture to our shores, Ms Cortez

    ……”:He told officers that he had been walking his dog when he felt something strike him in the back,” Dillard said. “He explained to officers that he had been in the 100 block of North A Street at the time of the incident and did not see who had shot him.”

    The man, a documented local gang member, was otherwise uncooperative with investigators, Dillard said.
    ………..
    As of Saturday, police had no suspects in the incident, which was the third gang-related shooting investigated by the Lompoc Police Department in the last three weeks…….”

  8. 1. Young men
    2. History of psychotropic drug use
    3. Confused sexuality

    They kill with guns, cars, and knives
    Get them off the streets; leave their dual-purpose weapons of choice alone
    Start working on this. Ms Cortez.

  9. You know, I used to cock an eyebrow at people who carry in church. It just seems wrong. I never felt comfortable bringing my gun into a House of God.

    But these days man… I don’t know.

    1. There are unconfirmed rumors that someone in the synagogue was carrying and helped to interrupt the massacre.

    2. My church has a member assigned to carry. We also have cameras on the doors that are monitored during services.

  10. How awful…praying for them. :praying: :praying: :praying:

    The extent may be unclear, but the intent is very clear.

  11. On Heavy.com the killer says he’s not a Trump supporter, and calls Trump a “Zionist, Jew-loving, anti-white traitorous c*cksucker.”

    But don’t count on the MSM saying anything about that.

  12. Thought CA had banned all “assault” weapons. ANY WEAPON IS AN ASSAULT WEAPON IF YOU USE TO HARM OTHERS! Praying for the victims and their families. California will not help you! They are the problem!

  13. Good luck finding “non-crackhead sources”. I am beginning to suspect the CIA is putting crack in our water supply.

  14. Still shocks me as a Jew that with all of the Muslims doing so much mayhem in the world, Jews are still targeted like this.
    We even have two Muslim Congresswomen easily embarrassing Muslims and still Jews are targeted like this.
    Truly a sad day. Thank G-d Israel exists as our home of last resort… sad thought.

  15. @Central Valley. Yes, the real purpose of the TSA is not for security, but to accustom people to living in a police state.

  16. Still shocks me as a Jew that with all of the Muslims doing so much mayhem in the world, Jews are still targeted like this.
    We even have two Muslim Congresswomen easily embarrassing Muslims and still Jews are targeted like this.
    Truly a sad day. Thank G-d Israel exists as our home of last resort… sad thought.

  17. Thought CA had banned all “assault” weapons. ANY WEAPON IS AN ASSAULT WEAPON IF YOU USE TO HARM OTHERS! Praying for the victims and their families. California will not help you! They are the problem!

  18. Good luck finding “non-crackhead sources”. I am beginning to suspect the CIA is putting crack in our water supply.

  19. @Central Valley. Yes, the real purpose of the TSA is not for security, but to accustom people to living in a police state.

  20. On Heavy.com the killer says he’s not a Trump supporter, and calls Trump a “Zionist, Jew-loving, anti-white traitorous c*cksucker.”

    But don’t count on the MSM saying anything about that.

  21. From a local small town newspaper in Centra California: third gang shooting in the last three weeks – where is Ms Cortez on her soapbox against gangs and illegals? Thanks for bringing latin culture to our shores, Ms Cortez

    ……”:He told officers that he had been walking his dog when he felt something strike him in the back,” Dillard said. “He explained to officers that he had been in the 100 block of North A Street at the time of the incident and did not see who had shot him.”

    The man, a documented local gang member, was otherwise uncooperative with investigators, Dillard said.
    ………..
    As of Saturday, police had no suspects in the incident, which was the third gang-related shooting investigated by the Lompoc Police Department in the last three weeks…….”

  22. California teacher union K-12 created a very damaged generation of young people, and took authority away from home and family. He will be just one of many in this deadly harvest.

    You don’t undo a generation of parenting and education malpractice in one election. This will be a very difficult and troubled generation. Came of age during the Obama hate whitey years. See nothing but hatred and resentment around them, just for being born white and still alive.

  23. 1. Young men
    2. History of psychotropic drug use
    3. Confused sexuality

    They kill with guns, cars, and knives
    Get them off the streets; leave their dual-purpose weapons of choice alone
    Start working on this. Ms Cortez.

  24. If that evil monster’s long winded manifesto is true, then he is mentally deranged. I refuse to say his name to give him notoriety.
    Of course it didn’t take long for the media to ask that evil monster if he was a Trump supporter did it. So it obviously didn’t fit their narrative because I don’t see much coverage of it this evening.

    1. More likely a Bernie Sanders supporter – they see the Jews in the Democrat Party rigging the system against him.

      1. @Watchman No, but it’s a great question. I guess that they think their crazy ideas will get attention and others will act upon them.

  25. This is just horrible! Takes some real evil people to murder innocent people.
    And the NYT should be ashamed for promoting anti-semitism. MSM ignores all that, and the first thing they want to do is blame trump or the NRA. Shaking my head. May God be with all those injured and with the family of the deceased.

  26. The blame lays squarely on the cowardly shoulders of this sick perp. Full stop.

    But that doesn’t stop people from blaming Trump for his “heated rhetoric” – I have already heard someone do it on TV. But will these same people blame the likes of Reps Omar or Tlaib for their “heated rhetoric?” Or the NYT for that matter? Don’t hold your breath.

  27. Don’t say the name of the perpetrator, he wants the fame. Lock him away forever. The jerk.

  28. Mayor of Poway, Steve Vaus, in a cowboy hat, speaking in very sincere tones about his town’s support of the congregation.

    It also appears the Rabbi was one of injured, losing two fingers in the attack, but continuing to lead his congregation and attempting to keep them calm.

  29. Fox News is now reporting that one woman is dead, and two adults and one young girl is hospitalized (stable condition). 19 year old shooter (white male adult) – murderer – is in custody.

  30. Every Jew is here today because of God’s keeping, preserving power upon His chosen people. God be with these.

  31. I don’t need cable… I know what the media is saying and that is the suspect might be a Trump supporter, somehow.

    1. They spread the seed of evil to the derange for future attack’s. They give them the attention, 24/7, that they desire.

  32. Prayers for all involved. We have a problem in America. It’s anger, hatred, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, ignorance, and lack of education and a knowledge of history. The past 10 years has been a rapid slide into the abyss for America.

    Here come the gun grabbers, and I wonder what the Muslim congresswoman and AOC will have to say about the target and victims of this hate crime.

    1. @Lillie Yes, and this could spur Congress to pass ‘red flag’ laws, further eroding our constitutional rights and getting us closer to the outright confiscation of weapons that the left craves like a junkie.

  33. Sadness at this tragic happening. May God grant them comfort and strength in the coming days.

  34. Prayers for all the victims and their families….
    Because the left has brainwashed, bought, bribed etc.,at least half the country with at least a million more from “somewhere” on their way here or already here illegally (with the Progressive bought and paid for Rinos help), they continue to tell them that it is we who are the Neo Nazis…

  35. Sheriff said the suspect used an “AR-Type assault weapon”.

    Great. More CA gun laws coming.

    The sheriff is also a liberal gun-grabber

    1. CA just shut down the longest running gun show on the west. Just this week the bill was passed. CRAZY…

      1. Yep. There’s talk of multiple lawsuits saying this is illegal since the state gov’t is choosing who can & cannot do business on publically owned land.

        I suspect it’ll be overturned, especially if it heads to SCOTUS

        1. @AFVet The SAF is a plaintiff in this suit. This is one of the reasons I joined, they do a lot of good work without fanfare.

  36. One always thinks personal vendetta or crazed nut-job when these types of tragedies happen. I sincerely hope the loss of life and injuries will be minimal. We’ll see how long it takes the media to say it’s all Trump’s fault, even though he had absolutely nothing to do with it.

  37. They haven’t mentioned any fatalities so far, so I just hope and pray all the victims are able to recover without serious or enduring disabilities.

      1. This is where up/down votes fail. I appreciate the update (up vote), but the news is saddening and infuriating (down vote).

        I want to up vote you for providing solid information, but then it looks like I am pleased somebody died.

        I could down vote the death, but then it looks like I am being very petty because you corrected me.

        So, I’ll just write: thanks for the update; that is very sad to hear.

  38. You know, I used to cock an eyebrow at people who carry in church. It just seems wrong. I never felt comfortable bringing my gun into a House of God.

    But these days man… I don’t know.

    1. There are unconfirmed rumors that someone in the synagogue was carrying and helped to interrupt the massacre.

    2. My church has a member assigned to carry. We also have cameras on the doors that are monitored during services.

  39. This is my neck of the woods in S.D.. i’ve driven past there many times. This sucks.

    Prayers for the victims

  40. How awful…praying for them. :praying: :praying: :praying:

    The extent may be unclear, but the intent is very clear.

  41. Don’t say the name of the perpetrator, he wants the fame. Lock him away forever. The jerk.

  42. Mayor of Poway, Steve Vaus, in a cowboy hat, speaking in very sincere tones about his town’s support of the congregation.

    It also appears the Rabbi was one of injured, losing two fingers in the attack, but continuing to lead his congregation and attempting to keep them calm.

  43. Fox News is now reporting that one woman is dead, and two adults and one young girl is hospitalized (stable condition). 19 year old shooter (white male adult) – murderer – is in custody.

  44. Every Jew is here today because of God’s keeping, preserving power upon His chosen people. God be with these.

  45. I don’t need cable… I know what the media is saying and that is the suspect might be a Trump supporter, somehow.

    1. They spread the seed of evil to the derange for future attack’s. They give them the attention, 24/7, that they desire.

  46. Prayers for all the victims and their families….
    Because the left has brainwashed, bought, bribed etc.,at least half the country with at least a million more from “somewhere” on their way here or already here illegally (with the Progressive bought and paid for Rinos help), they continue to tell them that it is we who are the Neo Nazis…

  47. Sheriff said the suspect used an “AR-Type assault weapon”.

    Great. More CA gun laws coming.

    The sheriff is also a liberal gun-grabber

    1. CA just shut down the longest running gun show on the west. Just this week the bill was passed. CRAZY…

      1. Yep. There’s talk of multiple lawsuits saying this is illegal since the state gov’t is choosing who can & cannot do business on publically owned land.

        I suspect it’ll be overturned, especially if it heads to SCOTUS

        1. @AFVet The SAF is a plaintiff in this suit. This is one of the reasons I joined, they do a lot of good work without fanfare.

  48. One always thinks personal vendetta or crazed nut-job when these types of tragedies happen. I sincerely hope the loss of life and injuries will be minimal. We’ll see how long it takes the media to say it’s all Trump’s fault, even though he had absolutely nothing to do with it.

  49. They haven’t mentioned any fatalities so far, so I just hope and pray all the victims are able to recover without serious or enduring disabilities.

  50. This is my neck of the woods in S.D.. i’ve driven past there many times. This sucks.

    Prayers for the victims

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