Brockton, MA – A Brockton man accused in a rape and double murder reportedly told police that he intended to kill as many Jews as possible, then kill himself, in what he called a fight “for a dying race.”
Keith Luke, 22, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Brockton District Court, where he was ordered held without bail and sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for evaluation.
According to a police report, Luke told police he was “fighting extinction” of the white race and had stockpiled 200 rounds of ammunition to kill blacks, Hispanics and Jews. He told police he planned to eventually go to a synagogue or school near his home and “kill as many Jews as possible during bingo night,” the report said.
“Luke told us that he intended to shoot himself in the head when he was through.”
After a shooting spree in which Luke killed two people and raped another, Luke was arrested after a brief chase during which he allegedly also fired on police officers.
The 18-page report by Brockton and state police described Luke as an obese, white man who lived with his mother and frequently surfed through racial propaganda on the Internet.
Luke’s attorney, Joseph Krowski Jr., would not comment on the allegations, saying only that he plans a vigorous defense.
No officers were injured.