Jason Eaton of Burlington, VT, was apprehended Sunday afternoon as the primary suspect in the shooting of three Palestinian students. The central question on many minds following his arrest is whether Jason Eaton is Jewish.
Is Jason Eaton Jewish?
According to police statements, Jason Eaton is a white male. While it has not been explicitly confirmed, at present, there is no evidence to suggest that Eaton practices the Jewish faith.
Social media reports have identified Eaton as a former U.S. Army veteran currently employed as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. His background and occupation have been noted as part of the ongoing investigation.
Jason Eaton, aged 48, was arrested on Sunday afternoon in connection with the triple shooting of three 20-year-olds near his apartment building in Burlington, as reported by CNN. The victims, Hisham Awartani, Tahseen Ali Ahmad, and Kinnan Abdalhamid, were all shot as they were walking to a family dinner, according to both police and Arab-American officials.
The victims, identified as students at Brown University, Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and Trinity University, were taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center. As of the latest information, two of them are in stable condition, while the third remains in serious condition.
The shooting occurred on Saturday, and Eaton was apprehended on Sunday at approximately 3:30 p.m. Authorities have not disclosed the motive behind the attack. The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee released a statement indicating that while all three victims initially survived the shooting, two of them are now in the intensive care unit (ICU), with one sustaining critical and serious injuries. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.