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Wallace Shot / Bremer Suspect #222979

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 16, 1972
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(Studio) Arthur Bremer, suspect in shooting of Wallace, characterized.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Milwaukee, WI) Bremer is quiet and withdrawn. [S. Division High School coach, William BARTHOLOMEW - says Bremer was reserved, enjoyed physical education, was competitive, no different from others, except introverted.] [Milwaukee Area Tech. College student, Andy TOWLE - says Bremer, in photography classes, was always defensive.] [Student, Kay JOHANNES - says Bremer was never violent but always had smirk on his face. Was withdrawn and reacted to criticism with half-smile.] Bremer had bus boy and janitorial jobs. In 1971 he was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. Suspect weapon bought at Casanova Gun Shop near parent's home. A psychiatrist saw Bremer after `71 arrest.
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

(Milwaukee, WI) [Psychiatrist, Dr. Paul PURTELL - says Bremer's personality was dull, normal type-not very bright.]
REPORTER: Sylvia Chase

(Milwaukee, WI) [Father, William BREMER - says son must be sick.]
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

Chase, Sylvia;
Cronkite, Walter;
Williams, Jeff

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