Oak Creek, WI – Wade Page died from a self-inflicted wound after killing six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin this week. Officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced the 40-year-old man’s cause of death on Wednesday.
Wade was first shot in the stomach by a police officer before he decided to take his own life, ending a tragedy that killed many and left others injured.
During a news conference on Wednesday FBI Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson revealed:
“Subsequent to that wound, it appears that Page died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.”
An original police report claimed the shooter was killed by officer gunfire after attacking the temple. While the gunshot to the stomach may not have resulted in his death, a police officer who saw the shooting video said of the officers dead on shot:
“It’s an amazing shot, and thank goodness.”
It was later discovered that Wade Page is a white supremacists who was discharged from the Army.
Among the dead were five men and one female between the ages of 39 and 84. Killed in the gunfire were the temple’s president and a priest.
One police officer was battling for their life following the shooting after they approached Wade Page following a 911 call. The white supremacist opened fire and hit the officer with eight or nine bullets.
Police are still engaged in an active investigation of the crime scene and recently arrested Page’s ex-girlfriend Misty Cook. Following Cook’s arrest the following statement was released:
“In a joint investigation with the FBI, the South Milwaukee Police Department has arrested Misty Cook on the crime of felon in possession of a firearm. Charges will be sought through the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.”