By videotaping the attack, then quickly sharing it on social media, it’s clear he wanted the rest of the world to see what he had done.
Flanagan, a former reporter at WDBJ, was fired from the station in 2013 for poor performance and conflicts with co-workers, who said he was always claiming to be the victim.
Citing a federal law enforcement source, USA Today said Flanagan had legally bought two Glock handguns, including the one used in the attack. It appears he acted alone.
I learned of an educator who, on the day of the shooting, was showing the various videos of the shooting in his classroom to highlight the ethical issues that were at play and to spark a discussion. Police also found three license plates.
The pledge by McAuliffe, a Democrat, came as more details emerged about the Wednesday shooting of the journalists at Roanoke station WDBJ7, including ammunition, letters and clothing found in the gunman’s vehicle.
He said Friday that Gardner expressed condolences to the families of WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward.
The broadcast at the station was mostly on tributes to Parker and Mr. Ward, but there was also some news unrelated to the shooting. Their interview subject, Vicki Gardner, also was shot, but emerged from surgery later Wednesday in stable condition. Parker is in profile, and the interviewee is facing the gunman.
Two young promising lives were lost, executed on live TV.
He opens fire on Parker first.
Flanagan’s hair-trigger temper became evident at least 15 years ago at WTWC-TV in Tallahassee, Fla., said Don Shafer, who hired him there in 1999. It’s unclear if she had been wounded at that point.
WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker’s official cause of death was gunshot wounds to the head and chest, the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke office said Friday. Flanagan had difficulty with employers multiple times. He was a volatile man who had trouble making friends and would get angry at the slightest perceived insult, McLeod said.
“I needed to pause and remember what happened”. (The suit was settled). All his references gave him good recommendations.
“We made it mandatory that he seek help from our employee assistance program”.
Zotos and other journalists described a sense of uneasiness in the wake of the attack, which many of them had to cover.
“We all wish we could predict human behavior accurately all the time”, said Clint Van Zandt, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation behavioral profiler.
Flanagan was sacked from WDBJ in 2013.
He says politicians need to stand up to the NRA and that his daughter’s murder will not be in vain.
It is the kind of decision news organizations make every day, similar to ones involving the brutal images and video surrounding beheadings of hostages by ISIS terrorists.
“They could call the police and say this person is a danger to others, but I’m not sure the police could do anything”, Sichel said. There was no violence, and no charges were filed.