DC’s ‘Pizzagate’ gunman pleads guilty

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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A North Carolina man arrested in December for entering D.C.’s gay owned Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant with an assault rifle pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to charges of interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition and assault with a dangerous weapon.

In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s office dropped a third charge against defendant Edgar Maddison Welch — possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence.

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Pizzagate man who fired shots in gay-owned pizza parlor expected in court

By : Wire Report
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edgar-maddison-welchWASHINGTON (AP) — Family members noticed a change in the man charged with firing an assault rifle in a Washington pizza parlor after he hit a 13-year-old pedestrian with his car in October, his parents said.

Edgar Maddison Welch shifted from energetic and outgoing to melancholy and quiet, Terri Welch and Harry Welch Jr. told The Washington Post  at their son’s public defender’s office Dec. 12.

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Gunman opens fire at gay-owned pizzeria in DC after fake political news story

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WASHINGTON (AP) – A fake news story prompted a man to fire a rifle at a popular gay-owned pizza place in Washington, D.C. as he attempted to “self-investigate” a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring from there, police said.

Edgar Maddison Welch, 28 of Salisbury, North Carolina, was arrested Dec. 4 at Comet Ping Pong on Connecticut Avenue in an affluent neighborhood of the nation’s capital, police said in a statement. No one was injured.

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