Man In Nazi Flag Shooting Case Kills Self

Woman shot in back over swastika flag theft

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Feaster Dead

FEBRUARY 23--The AR-15-toting Nazi enthusiast who shot an unarmed woman in the back after she tore down a swastika flag flying in front of his Oklahoma residence has committed suicide, police report.

Alexander Feaster, 46, died earlier this month from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His death was ruled a suicide by the state’s Office of the Medical Examiner, according to Chief Nicholas Payne of the Tonkawa Police Department.

Feaster, free on $75,000 bond, had been living with his mother in Tonkawa, a city about 25 miles from the Oklahoma-Kansas border. Feaster was found deceased on February 9 in his mother’s residence.

Upon being informed by prosecutors that Feaster had died, a District Court judge last week dismissed the felony assault and battery with a deadly weapon case that was filed against Feaster in June 2020.

Feaster’s suicide came two months after a judge denied his “Stand Your Ground” immunity motion and ruled that there was probable cause to believe that Feaster had committed the charged offense (which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison).

According to court filings, Feaster claimed to be in fear of “imminent danger of death or great bodily harm” when he shot Kyndal McVey, 27, moments after she grabbed one of the two swastika flags flying outside his home in Hunter (pop. 165). Without warning, Feaster opened fire on McVey with an AR-15 rifle as she sprinted back towards a residence across the street where she had been attending a party.

McVey’s gunshot injuries required multiple surgeries and several weeks of hospitalization, prosecutors reported. Police recovered six spent shell casings from the vicinity of Feaster’s front door.

Feaster, an Air Force vet who served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, portrayed himself in court filings as a “patriotic citizen” whose Nazi flags--which were illuminated by flood lights--were a “first amendment display” that was "not dissimilar from the flying of the ‘Make America Great Again’ flag, or the Gay Pride flag, or the ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Gadsten Snake flag.”

In his “Stand Your Ground” motion, Feaster’s lawyer declared that, “It is a truth that if Mr. Feaster were not a Nazi he would likely not have been charged here.” Attorney Stephen Jones added that, “although identifying with a universally despised political ideology, Mr. Feaster considers himself a loyal American.”

The defense motion also stated that Feaster was fearful of an “imminent Antifa attack on his home” prior to his shooting of McVey. A neighbor, Feaster claimed, had alerted him to a purported “plot” by “antifa activists” to vandalize his residence. Wary of young partygoers across the street, Feaster “had his AR-15 rifle ready in case he was to be attacked,” Jones wrote.

In response to the “Stand Your Ground” motion, prosecutor Sean Hill stated that, “the defendant relies on the notion that his use of force stopped a wildly imaginary attack.” Under this theory, “retail security guards may lawfully shoot retreating shoplifters,” added Hill.

Another defense filing noted that while Feaster “does not subscribe to all the tenets of National Socialism,” he “believes that the United States’ economic situation, as it is now, is not dissimilar from the Weimar Republic of Germany in the early 1930’s when Adolph Hitler was elected Chancellor.”

As seen below, Feaster’s profile page on Gab, a social network favored by the alt-right, was decorated with a Nazi flag and the German phrase “Meine Ehre Heisst Treue” ("My Honor, is Loyalty"), which was the motto of the Waffen-SS. (4 pages)