Edgar Maddison Welch, 28 of Salisbury, N.C., surrenders to police on Sunday in Washington. Welch, who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place, fired an assault rifle inside the restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news reports said.
Edgar Maddison Welch, 28 of Salisbury, N.C., surrenders to police on Sunday in Washington. Welch, who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place, fired an assault rifle inside the restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news reports said. AP
Edgar Maddison Welch, 28 of Salisbury, N.C., surrenders to police on Sunday in Washington. Welch, who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place, fired an assault rifle inside the restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news reports said. AP

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Fred Grimm joined the Herald in 1976. Since 1991 he has written a column about crime, politics and life in Broward.