Gunman said neo-Nazi roommates were planning terror attack
TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man told police he fatally shot his neo-Nazi roommates because he wanted to prevent a planned act of domestic terrorism.
Court documents show 18-year-old Devon Arthurs made the comment to police on Friday after leading officers to the bodies.
Arthurs, who told police he was a recent convert to Islam, said his roommates had disparaged his new religion and that their behaviour also spurred his actions. Investigators found bomb-making materials, Nazi propaganda and a framed photograph of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in the apartment with the bodies.
Also arrested was a fourth roommate, Brandon Russell, an active member of the Florida National Guard who police say admitted to being a neo-Nazi and who gathered the explosives.