NC Central Grad Among Capitol Police Officers who Exchanged Fire, Injured in Radical Liberal’s Shooting of GOP Congressman

One of the Capitol Police officers injured while trading gunfire Wednesday with a shooting suspect in Alexandria, Va., is a graduate of N.C. Central University.

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan named two Capitol Police officers involved in the shooting: David Bailey and Crystal Griner.

Bailey graduated from NCCU in 2007, the school confirmed on Wednesday. Bailey’s LinkedIn page says he has been a U.S. Capitol Police officer since 2008.

Bailey was with U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others when a gunman opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice. Scalise was wounded in the shooting; five people were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Trending: CCTA: Your Help Needed to Demand NC 2020 Elections Audit

Both Bailey and Griner “are in good condition and have not suffered any life threatening injuries at this point,” according Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa during a Wednesday afternoon news conference.


Have a hot tip for First In Freedom Daily?

Got a hot news tip for us? Photos or video of a breaking story? Send your tips, photos and videos to All hot tips are immediately forwarded to FIFD Staff.

Have something to say? Send your own guest column or original reporting to


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here