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Omar S. Thornton

Omar S. Thornton
Omar Thornton was the suspected shooter in a workplace shooting at Hartford Distributors, in Manchester, Conn. on August 3, 2010. Thornton is believed to have shot and kiiled eight co-workers before killing himself.
Omar Thornton was the suspected shooter in a workplace shooting at Hartford Distributors, in Manchester, Conn. on August 3, 2010. Thornton is believed to have shot and kiiled eight co-workers before killing himself. « Show less

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  • Decoding The Signs, Averting The Horror

    The pattern is familiar: Someone goes on a shooting rampage in the workplace, and experts in mental health, law enforcement and the media struggle to find lessons in the aftermath. That's what happened after four employees were shot to death at the...
  • Family, Friends Of Omar Thornton Say He Never Showed A Violent Side

    EAST HARTFORD — Omar Thornton's family had heard he was having problems at his job at Hartford Distributors in Manchester. But he was so soft-spoken and laid-back that no one knew how much of an impact the problems were having on him. "I never in a...
  • Francis Fazio, Of Bristol, Made Effort To Warn Others

    Francis Fazio, Of Bristol, Made Effort To Warn Others
    They were picking their loads when the shooting started. The older drivers at Hartford Distributors, the guys with the most seniority, always picked their delivery routes first, before the younger drivers got to choose. The drivers would gather in a...
  • Warehouse Gunman's Chilling 911 Call Released

    Warehouse Gunman's Chilling 911 Call Released
    MANCHESTER, Conn. -- The man who went on a shooting rampage at a beer distributor calmly told a 911 operator that it was "a racist place" and that he had taken matters into his own hands to "handle the problem." Omar Thornton, 34, called 911 after...
  • Warehouse Gunman's Chilling Call To 911 Released

    Warehouse Gunman's Chilling Call To 911 Released
    The man who went on a shooting rampage at a beer distributor calmly told a 911 operator that it was "a racist place" and that he had taken matters into his own hands to "handle the problem." Omar Thornton, 34, called 911 after shooting 10 co-workers -...
  • Workers Tried To Stop Omar Thornton

    Workers Tried To Stop Omar Thornton
    Five employees of Hartford Distributors Inc. tried to warn their fellow workers or physically stop Omar Thornton during his shooting spree, including a 77-year-old man who tried to run him over with a golf cart. But Thornton shot them and others, leaving...
  • Omar Thornton's Girlfriend: Racism Pushed Him Over The Edge

    On Tuesday morning, as Omar Thornton left for work, he looked like he had something on his mind, his girlfriend Kristi Hannah said. She asked him three times what was wrong, but he said it was nothing. "He gave me a really big hug and two kisses that...
  • Trying To Comfort Victims' Relatives, Friends In South Windsor Church

    Father Daniel Sullivan thought a long time about what he'd say. Hours before a memorial service Wednesday for the victims of one of the state's worst mass murders, Sullivan sat, paper and pen in hand, and contemplated the massive task before him. He...
  • In 911 Call, Shooter Says He Regretted Not Killing More People

    In 911 Call, Shooter Says He Regretted Not Killing More People
    After killing eight people, Omar Thornton calmly called 911 and talked to a state police dispatcher for nearly four minutes, saying he "took things into his own hands" and regretted not killing more people before hanging up and killing himself as three...
  • AUDIO: Omar Thornton's Call To Police After Manchester Shooting

  • Officials: Connecticut Shooter Was Selling Beer To 3rd Party

    Officials: Connecticut Shooter Was Selling Beer To 3rd Party
    The president of a beer distribution company says the employee who went on a shooting rampage there had been systematically stealing beer and selling it to a third party. Ross Hollander, president of Hartford Distributors in Manchester, said the...