A Johnson County jail official says the man accused of killing three people outside of Jewish sites near Kansas City is Frazier Cross.
The official confirmed that Cross is the suspect in Sunday's attacks in Overland Park. He spoke on the condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss the case publicly.
Public records show that the 73-year-old Cross also goes by the last name Miller.
The Southern Poverty Law Center says he has long been an outspoken white supremacist and was once a ``grand dragon'' of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
The group reports on its website that it spoke to Miller's wife, Marge, by phone Sunday and she said police told her that her husband had been arrested in Sunday's attacks.
According to police, the attacks happened within minutes of one another. At around 1 p.m. a gunman opened fire on two people in the parking lot behind the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. He then drove a few blocks away to a Jewish retirement community, Village Shalom, and gunned down a woman or girl there, Douglass said. Officers arrested the suspect in an elementary school parking lot a short time later.
Authorities also declined to release the victims' names pending notification of their relatives, but the family of the first two victims released a statement identifying them as Dr. William Lewis Corporon, who died at the scene, and his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, who died at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
They were both Christian, and the family thanked members of their church congregation, among other people, for their support.
``We take comfort knowing they are together in Heaven,'' the family said. It asked for privacy to mourn.
Douglass said the suspect made several statements to police, ``but it's too early to tell you what he may or may not have said.'' He also said it was too early in the investigation to determine whether there was an anti-Semitic motive for the attacks or if they will be investigated as hate crimes. The Jewish festival of Passover begins Monday.