deepest sympathies goes to Comrade Lynch's family and loved ones! Rest
In Peace Brother.
You are gone, BUT you will NOT be forgotten!
white supremacist leader shot dead in his home
One of America's most powerful white
supremacist leaders has been shot dead in his home, it emerged today.
David Lynch, described as a major figure in
America's underground racist movement, was shot along with his
33-year-old pregnant girlfriend in their Sacramento home early
It was reported that an 'army' of police
bristling with weapons arrested a man at gunpoint outside a petrol
station yesterday in connection with the case.
Tribute: White supremacist websites and
message boards have lit up with tributes for the well known skin head
But police today confirmed
there were no suspects and no one was being held in connection with the
The killer is believed to have
entered 40-year-old Lynch's Citrus Height house at 4:00 am yesterday,
shooting the skin head dead and wounding his girlfriend in the leg.
Police said they found was
also found her in the hallway with a gunshot wound to the leg.
She was taken to a hospital
and was expected to survive.
A third adult and a teen who
were also inside the home at the time were not injured.
Speaking to CBS news, local
gang expert Lieutenant Milo Fitch said the American white supremacist
movement would be reeling from the death of one of its most powerful
He said:'Right now he's one of
the most well known and influential figures in the white supremacist
'This is a significant event
in the white supremacist world - it will send shock waves.'
Officers comb David Lynch's house today as they search for clues over
Home: This is the Citrus heights address
where David Lynch was murdered yesterday
Described as a very powerful and charismatic
man, Lynch aimed to stop in fighting among the country's disparate
supremacist groups and bring them together.
He was associated with two of the nation's
most prominent hate-group leaders, William Pierce of the National
Alliance of West Virginia and Tom Metzger of White Aryan Resistance.
Lynch worked for the American Front, a
national body of skinhead groups committed to 'preserving the white
race' in America.
Leader: David Lynch was a prominent
member of skinhead group American Front
He later became leader of the Sacto Skins,
one of the oldest skinhead gangs in the country.
As word of his death spread, tributes to
Lynch sprang up on white supremacy websites across the internet.
One such website, White Revolution, had a
picture of Lynch with the words 'Hero, Patriot and Friend' written
On another popular white supremacist message
board, one member wrote: 'Farewell Brother. Your name is now etched in
the Book Of Martyrs.'
Tellingly, another poster writing under the
name ChrisNoble said: 'I hope that that the scum that murdered you is
subjected to Skinhead justice in some horrific way. Im just sick over
this loss... RIP..'
Another wrote: 'He was an amazing man and
left behind too many people.
'His beautiful daughters, fiance and unborn
child. Plus countless friends and acquaintances. He was a true friend,
if ever there was one.'
According to friends and local police, Lynch
saw it as his job to try and unite the different skinhead groups under
In 2006 Lynch sent Christmas cards with the
message, 'Have a very Skinhead Xmas' to hundreds of supremacists around
Pictured on the card was a half-eaten cookie
next to a bottle of bourbon, a shot glass etched with a death's head
and stockings hung by the chimney with care.
In the fireplace, as if descending from
above, were two black combat boots with blood-red laces.
Also in 2006 Lynch led a large skinhead
rally in Westwood, California.
Nearly 100 skinheads from gangs in Arizona,
California, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah joined forces to demand the
release of the surviving members of The Order - a 1980s white
supremacist gang suspected of involvement in the murder of Jewish talk
show host in Denver.
Bill Roper, head of Arkansas-based White
Revolution said: 'He was the kind of guy who could and did get along
There are fears his death could lead to
violent revenge attacks from other skin head groups.
According to anti-hate body the Anti
Defamation League (ADL), Lynch took over leadership of the American
Front in 2002.
His greatest achievement, according to the
ADL, was to connect with other white supremacist groups across the
His reach even extended to Canada.
The ADL said Lynch had been an active in the
skinhead movement since the mid-1980s.
He apparently became involved with the
American Front while living in Florida in the early 1990s before moving
up the ranks to become the Front's 'eastern states chairman'.
It is reported he then moved to Sacramento,
California, and became involved with the group’s West Coast activities.
He also allegedly involved himself with
other California racist skinhead groups, most notably the Sacto Skins,
a Sacramento-based racist skinhead group with a history of violence, as
well as the Sacramento chapter of the neo-Nazi National Alliance.
On its website the American Front describes
itself as 'a collective of highly motivated racialists of European
descent, striving to establish an autonomous homeland for American
whites, dedicated to securing, advancing, and defending the sacred
blood of our glorious ancestors at all costs.'