He was charged late Saturday with 11 state counts of criminal homicide, six counts of aggravated assault and 13 counts of ethnic intimidation in what the leader of the Anti-Defamation League called the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history.
Bowers was also charged Saturday in a 29-count federal criminal complaint that included charges of obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs — a federal hate crime — and using a firearm to commit murder. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the charges "could lead to the death penalty."
Pittsburgh shooting victims
- Joyce Fienberg, 75, of Oakland, City of Pittsburgh
- Richard Gottfried, 65, of Ross Township
- Rose Mallinger, 97, of Squirrel Hill, City of Pittsburgh
- Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, of Edgewood Borough
- Cecil Rosenthal, 59, of Squirrel Hill
- David Rosenthal, 54, of Squirrel Hill (brother of Cecil)
- Bernice Simon, 84, of Wilkinsburg
- Sylvan Simon, 86, of Wilkinsburg (Bernice and Sylvan are husband and wife)
- Daniel Stein, 71, of Squirrel Hill, City of Pittsburgh
- Melvin Wax, 88, of Squirrel Hill, City of Pittsburgh
- Irving Younger, 69, of Mt. Washington, City of Pittsburgh
Anchorage police issued a statement following the news of the shooting Saturday:
In light of the recent tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, we have increased our police presence and are conducting additional patrols around faith-based locations at this time. The safety of our community is our top priority. We are profoundly saddened by the news of this senseless violence that claimed multiple lives and injured several of our brothers and sisters in law enforcement who responded to the scene. Our hearts and our thoughts are with the Pittsburgh community during this time of grieving.
APD also reminds the public if you see anything suspicious, to call 911 for emergencies and 311 for non-emergencies.
Associated Press and CBSNews.com contributed to this story.
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