Where'd They Get Their Guns?
An Analysis of the Firearms Used in High-Profile Shootings, 1963 to 2001
Date: November 22, 1994
Location: Metropolitan Police Headquarters, Washington, DC
Alleged Shooter: Bennie Lee Lawson
People Killed: Four (shooter committed suicide)
People Injured: One
Firearm(s): Cobray M-11 assault pistol
Bennie Lee Lawson entered Washington, DC, police headquarters, walked into the office of the homicide "cold case" squad, shot and killed two FBI agents and a DC police sergeant, and wounded another FBI agent before killing himself.
Lawson illegally bought his gun from Rodney Finklea, who was later convicted of gun trafficking conspiracy and possession of firearms by a convicted felon. In addition to the Cobray M-11 assault pistol, Finklea dealt Chinese versions of AK-47 assault rifles.
All contents � 2001 Violence Policy Center
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