Lobbyist Investigating Seth Rich Murder Is Shot Twice and Run Over by Car – Suspect in Custody
Jack Burkman, the Washington DC lobbyist offering a $130,000 reward for information on the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer, Seth Rich, was shot twice and ran over by an SUV last week.
Burkman was attacked outside of his home by a masked man in January.
As reported by The Gateway Pundit‘s Jim Hoft, 27 year-old Democratic staffer Seth Conrad Rich was murdered in Washington DC on July 10, 2016, roughly one block from his apartment. The suspects took nothing from Rich, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone. The murder has gone unsolved to this day.
According to PR News — Burkman also created, paid for and erected billboards in the neighborhood where Rich lived and died; built the website WhoKilledSeth.com (www.whokilledseth.com) and canvassed the neighborhood with Seth Rich’s parents.
Burkman sued the Democratic National Committee for the release of the hacked DNC server he claimed will reveal key information in solving the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.
The Washington Examiner reported
Lobbyist Jack Burkman, who began a private investigation into the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich last year, says he was nearly killed after a man who joined the investigation attempted to murder him last week, according to a report.
“It’s a horror story,” Burkman told the Washington Post Monday.
Kevin Doherty, 46, shot Burkman multiple times and ran him over with an SUV, according to the Post…
…Tension reportedly developed between the two as Doherty began to think the profiling project was his and began speaking to reporters without Burkman’s consent, Burkman told the Post.
Burkman fired Doherty and sent him a cease-and-desist letter in July, according to the news outlet.
“I just figured the matter was closed,” Burkman told the Post. “But what happened is, I guess, he was simmering and simmering and simmering.”
A source who identified as a senior FBI official contacted Burkman and claimed to have internal documents relative to another case he was working on.
The anonymous source planted envelopes of information under a traffic cone in the parking garage at the Key Bridge Marriott in Rosslyn, according to Burkman.
As the lobbyist arrived to retrieve the documents, with his pet Dachshund in hand, he reached under the cone and was shot in the buttocks and thigh and run over by an SUV.
Burkman spent three days in the hospital, and his dog was not harmed.
Doherty was charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and two counts of malicious wounding. He is currently jailed in the Arlington County Detention Facility.
We have reached out to Mr. Burkman and will post any updates as we receive them.
There has been an arrest made in the attacks on me. Thank… https://t.co/ooii7WWL5K
— Jack Burkman (@Jack_Burkman) March 20, 2018