Sunday, March 30, 2008

Marionville gunman was son of white supremacist

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the gunman who shot a Good Samaritan to death in Marionville, then shot a police officer, before being killed, was the son of white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller of Aurora:

His son died during a series of incidents beginning with a traffic crash on Lawrence County ZZ on the west side of Marionville around 1 p.m. Friday.

After the crash between Jesse Miller's sport utility vehicle and a pickup just west of the city limits, Joseph M. Rich, 55, stopped his converted school bus to help the drivers and a woman riding in Miller's vehicle, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Miller pulled a 12-gauge shotgun from his vehicle and shot Rich, the patrol reported.

A few minutes later, Marionville Police officer Andy Clark arrived and ordered Miller to put down his weapon.

Miller then shot and wounded Clark, who returned fire with his AR-15 rifle and killed Miller, the patrol said.

The elder Miller was at the scene of the shootings at ZZ and Western Street for a short time as law enforcement officers swarmed the area Friday afternoon, Seneker said.

"Frazier called up the sheriff's office this morning about recovering his son's car," he said Saturday.

A woman who identified herself as Frazier Glenn Miller's wife said Miller was not available and would have no comment.

"I don't think we want to talk to you," said the woman, who declined to give her first name during a brief telephone conversation.

Frazier Glenn Miller was an unsuccessful candidate for Seventh District Congressman in 2006, with the Democratic, Republican, and Libertarian parties refusing to allow his name to be placed on the ballot. He ran as an independent.

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