Written by Staff Writer
27 Aug, 2015 | 8:58 am
A recently fired reporter stalked two colleagues to a live report Wednesday morning and gunned them down on air while taking his own video — posting the footage to social media hours later before killing himself.
“I filmed the shooting, see Facebook,” Bryce Williams, whose real name is Vester L. Flanagan, tweeted along with point-of-view video of him killing Alison Parker and Adam Ward of WDBJ in Roanoke.
Parker and Ward, who worked for Williams’ old CBS station in Roanoke, died in the 6:46 a.m. attack.Williams appeared to hold the gun with one hand and a camera in the other, showing how he approached the victims from behind.
“Alison made racist comments,” Williams tweeted at 10:09 a.m.
EEOC report filed,” he said. “They hired her after that???”
Williams also wrote, “Adam went to hr [human resources] on me after with me one time!!!”
Williams — who faxed a 23-page manifesto to ABC News overnight — shot himself while on the run from cops at 11:25 a.m. near mile marker 17 on Interstate 66 in Fauquier County, officials said.
State trooper Pam Neff, with the help of a device that reads passing car license plates, was the first to spot Williams in his rented Chevy Sonic, officials said.
The on-air shooting happened at the Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Va., when Parker was doing a story on local tourism and interviewing the head of the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce.
As at least eight shots rang out and Ward fell, his camera appeared to catch a glimpse of the killer — who wore dark clothes, a corrugated purple vest and held a handgun in his right hand.
Parker screamed in terror as she ran away from the shooter, footage by Ward shows.
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