Rob Crilly is a US correspondent and political commentator with The Daily Telegraph based in New York. He has covered Washington and travelled extensively through the US. He was previously Afghanistan and Pakistan correspondent and before that Africa correspondent. He covered the Arab Spring for The Telegraph, mostly from the rebel side in Benghazi.
The killing took little more than 20 minutes. Eleven people lay dead or dying inside the synagogue as the gunman switched between assault rifle and his three handguns, descending into the basement and back to the first floor. But as he made his way out of the door to leave he was confronted by two armed police officers.