Edgar Maddison Welch Salisbury, North Carolina

Edgar Maddison Welch of Salisbury, North Carolina is the 28-year-old man who fired a gun at a pizza place in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Edgar entered the restaurant and pointed a gun at an employee.  The employee ran and notified the police.  Welch fired the rifle but no one was hurt.

Comet Ping Pong Pizza

During an interview with investigators, Welch explained that he came to the Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant to investigate PizzaGate.  Comet Ping Pong is located at 5037 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008.

Edgar Maddison Welch Salisbury North Carolina
Edgar Maddison Welch Salisbury North Carolina

What Is PizzaGate?

PizzaGate and Spirit Cooking made headlines during the 2016 presidential election.  Here's everything you need to know about the confusing theory:
  • In March 2016, the chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, John Podesta, was breached
  • About 20,000 of his emails were published by WikiLeaks
  • James Alefantis is the owner of Comet Ping Pong and a Democratic Party supporter
  • He was once in a relationship with David Brock, a journalist who supports Hillary Clinton
  • Emails between Alefantis and Podesta were leaked
  • Users of 4chan and Reddit claim that code language is used in the emails to discuss a child-trafficking ring
  • Conspiracy theorists claim that the sex rings in operated from the backrooms of Comet Ping Pong