For one hopeful moment, mass media seemed to have held out hope that the dastardly deed, in which 12 people were killed, was a product of a collaboration between a black and a white man.
“…the deputy mayor for public safety stated that one previously identified person of interest, who was previously described as white male wearing a tan military uniform, is no longer a suspect.”
Misidentified hastily by the likes of NBC’s Chuck Todd, poor Navy lieutenant Rollie Chance was soon ruled out as a suspect.
The New York Magazine confirms, however, that “Police continue to seek a black male between 40 and 50 years old with gray sideburns for questioning.”
Alas, media hopes were dashed. Ebony and ivory did not come together in perfect criminality.