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Neo-Nazi Kills 5, Including Baby, in Arizona Shooting

Five people, including a two-year old baby, were shot and killed in Arizona on Wednesday by a neo-Nazi militia leader, who then shot himself
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 5/3/2012, 3:06 PM

Arizona shooting
Arizona shooting
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Five people, including a two-year old baby, were shot and killed inside an Arizona home on Wednesday by a neo-Nazi militia leader, who then shot himself.

Jason "J.T." Ready, a former Marine, was a well-known reputed neo-Nazi who was running for Pinal County Sheriff, FOX news reported.

Police say four adults were found dead at the scene from gunshot wounds. A toddler, who was also found wounded, was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to reports.

Police said that all the evidence points to the shooting being related to domestic violence. Officers have recovered two handguns and a shotgun.

Police told FOX news that they are still looking at suspects, but based on witness reports they think the shooter is Jason Ready, one of the deceased.

The former marine was open about his dreams of a white-only America and was a featured speaker at many Neo-Nazi rallies.

"Lets face it - we are it," Ready recently posted on Facebook according to MyFoxPhoenix. "SEALs and SF are not stepping up to the plate to train American patriots to defend their homeland. We have traitors in office, an apathetic population, hostile media, narco-terrorists, cartel invasion, narco-insurgency, street gangs the size of armies, vicious prison gangs - if not fight back now while we have a chance then when?"

Ready's campaign's Facebook page posted after the shootings were announced that they had heard reports a "cartel assassination squad murdered JT Ready and several of his friends and family this afternoon," and vowed to keep the page updated.

Ready made headlines in the past when he started a militia, named the U.S. Border Guard, to hunt illegal immigrants and drug gangs in the Arizona desert.