Teen Charged with Killing Neighbor, Plotting Attack Was Inspired by ISIS
A young man in North Carolina who was apprehended last year for pledging allegiance to ISIS and plotting a mass shooting in the U.S. has now been charged with murder and terrorism-related charges.
A grand jury yesterday indicted Justin Nojan Sullivan for murdering his neighbor, 74-year-old John Bailey Clark.
The Associated Press reports:
“The federal indictment also accuses Justin Nojan Sullivan of offering an undercover FBI employee money to kill his parents, who he believed would interfere with his plans for an attack.
The 19-year-old suspect, who was arrested in June, "planned to carry out his attack in the following few days at a concert, bar or club where he believed that as many as 1,000 people could be killed using the assault rifle and silencer," the indictment said.
The indictment charges Sullivan with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State and trying to use social media to have his parents killed. He also faces firearms charges.”
The teen’s Marine father turned him in last spring, saying that his son had been burning religious items in their home.
That dramatic 911 call aired Tuesday on The Real Story, where Rich Sullivan is heard saying, "I don't know if it is ISIS or what. I come home and he is destroying Buddhists and figurines and burning stuff in the house."
The FBI then began investigating Sullivan, who realized that the teen had converted to Islam and was watching videos of ISIS executions online, Trace Gallagher reported.
Watch more on this developing story, above.