Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Wichita, United States--31 May 2009

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 5 December 2017

Date: 31 May 2009 (6:12 PM EDT)

Location: Wichita, Kansas, United States

Type of event: terrorism


One doctor killed (George Tiller) in shooting attack at Reformation Lutheran Church, Wichita, Kansas.

The gunman, Scott Roeder, was arrested that day 235 km away in Gardner, Kansas; Roeder, who was previously suspected of vandalizing abortion clinics and had been arrested for possessing bomb-making materials in 1986, targeted Tiller as operator of one of three U.S. clinics performing partial-birth abortions after viability.

Consequences: 1 killed


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