Suspect in shooting death of RTD officer described as ‘radical Muslim’

Via Denver’s FOX31

The man suspected of shooting and killing a uniformed RTD contract security officer in Lower Downtown late Tuesday night has been described as a radical Muslim, law enforcement sources said Wednesday.

The suspect was identified as 37-year-old Joshua Cummings.

Two sources said investigators found jihadist materials in Cummings’ backpack and those materials are being investigated.

Scott Von Lanken, 56, was shot and killed, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner confirmed.

The shooting happened about 11 p.m. at 16th and Wynkoop streets on Union Station Plaza, one block from Union Station, police said.