US police release video of Sikh temple gunman
OAK CREEK, Wisconsin (AP) - A white supremacist who killed a half-dozen people at a Sikh temple in the United States (US) in August, chased down the first police officer on the scene, pumping round after round into him as he lay wounded behind a parked car, video released on Monday showed.
Police Chief John Edwards played the video from Lieutenant Brian Murphy's squad car before telling reporters that Mr Murphy was shot 15 times, not nine as authorities previously said. His armored vest stopped three of the rounds, Mr Edwards said.
Mr Murphy was shot while tending to two victims of Wade Michael Page's Aug 5 rampage at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran, opened fire with a 9mm pistol shortly before Sunday services were to start. He killed six worshippers and wounded four others, including Murphy, before killing himself.
Page's motive in the shooting spree remains unclear. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating, but US Attorney James Santelle said it could be weeks or months before the agency releases any conclusions.