Nathan Allen Bio/Wiki
After ramming a stolen box truck into a building in Winthrop, Nathan Allen, a married man with a Ph.D. who claimed to work as a physical therapist, was identified as the gunman who shot and killed a former Massachusetts state trooper and Air Force staff sergeant.
According to investigators, he left behind white nationalist texts that targeted Jews and Blacks.
Nathan Allen shot and killed two individuals. Allen allegedly shot two Black bystanders, one retired state trooper, David Green, 58, and an Air Force veteran, Ramona Cooper, 60, after crashing a stolen truck into a building near the intersection of Shirley and Cross streets around 2:45 p.m. Saturday.
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He is 28 years old.
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Allen killed Cooper by shooting him three times in the back after shooting him four times in the head and three times in the body.
A responding sergeant killed him in the end. Green may have attempted to stop and engage Allen, according to authorities. Allen, according to police, was equipped with two weapons.
Police said, “A preliminary investigation indicates that the male suspect allegedly stole a box truck owned by a plumbing and drain company and then crashed into a residential building on Veterans Road”
“Following the crash, the suspect emerged from the truck and fled on foot. At some point shortly thereafter, the suspect, who was armed with a firearm, is believed to have shot the two adult victims.”
This is Ramona Cooper, who officials say was shot and killed by Nathan Allen in Winthrop yesterday. She was an Air Force veteran. Investigators believe the shootings were racially motivated, saying Allen had “troubling white supremacist rhetoric.” #WBZ pic.twitter.com/188kWlgKCo
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Allen has built a picture of a prosaic and apolitical life on social media, posting about his rabbits and being featured in a nice Boston Globe article about how he and his future wife married in a nursing home so her grandfather could visit during the Covid-19 outbreak.
He has no prior criminal record. Prosecutors claim that those characteristics were merely a mask for a darker side fuelled by bigotry.
While the investigation was still in the early stages, anti-Black and anti-Semitic texts were discovered and linked to Allen, according to Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins. Witnesses pointed out that Allen passed other White observers, and she referred to the killings as “executions.”
Rollins said in a statement, “This individual wrote about the superiority of the white race,”
“About whites being ‘apex predators.’ He drew swastikas.” Reports reveal that Allen “was married and employed. He had a PhD and no criminal history. To all external sources he likely appeared unassuming,”
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Allen “wasn’t on my radar,” according to Rollins, and officials believe he acted alone. She told reporters, “This is a terrible day.” “These two people battled for us, for our safety and for our right to hold the ideas we do, and they were killed for it.”
According to Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty, officers arrived at the area after hearing reports of a shooting, and an officer fatally shot Allen.
As is usual protocol, the cop who shot the shooter was placed on administrative leave. Delehanty said, “We have no tolerance for hate in this community,”
Delehanty said he’d charged the local public health director with providing community therapy sessions. “We’ll continue working on it.”