Hartford Shooter Killed “Racists” Before Killing Himself

August 4, 2010

(Chattahbox) – A Hartford man who killed nine people claimed in his final phone call that he had “killed the five racists that were bothering [him].”  34-year-old Omar Thornton apparently open-fired at the beer distributorship he worked for while being escorted off the premises.  Sources say he had just been given the choice to resign or be fired.

After killing the “racists”, Thornton turned the gun on himself.  He had just had a disciplinary meeting with a union representative for reportedly stealing a case of beer from his employer.  Thornton, who was described as a “hard-working, mellow man,” had been complaining about racism at his workplace for a long time, and allegedly had a picture on his phone of a noose and the N word that had been written on the bathroom wall at the distributorship.

Nine people died from the shooting, and several more were injured.  A spokesman for the distributorship described the company as a big close-knit family and said that Thornton started shooting at a time when the building was the most busy.


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3 Responses to “Hartford Shooter Killed “Racists” Before Killing Himself”

  1. SoWhy on August 4th, 2010 7:22 pm

    So why did he kill the other three people?

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  3. ANNONYMOUS on August 10th, 2010 2:07 pm

    JUST DRIVE AROUND FOR 10 MILES OUTSIDE HARTFORD AND YOU SEE BIG MANSIONS WHERE PEOPLE CALL POLICE ON A BLACK MAN JUST FOR WALKING DOWN THE STREETS SAYING THERE IS A SUSPICIOUS INDIVIDUAL WALKING. THEY SAY THEY ARENOT AWARE OF ANY BLACKPERSON RESIDING OR VISITING OUR TOWN EXCEPT BOXING EX-CHAMPION OF THE WORLDMIKE TYSON OR FAMOUS RAP ARTIST 50 CENTS LIKE IN TOWNS OF AVON , FARMINGTON , ETC..BIG OLD MONEY AROUND HARTFORD WHILE HARTFORD IS LEFT FOR THE POOR AND THE MINORITY. THIS IS CONNECTICUT.GET USED TO IT.IF YOU ARENOT USED TO GETING TREATED LIKE A MINORITY ,WHILE YOU ARE A MINORITY SOME CITIES YOU MIGHT CONSIDER AVOIDING ARE.
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