Adam Ward, the photojournalist TV reporter Alison Parker both shot dead on live tv yestaday morning, may have filmed killer Vester Flanangan as he was fired from their TV station in 2013.
Vester, who shot and killed three people yesterday including himself, worked at WDBJ alongside Adam and Alsion for two years, but was eventually fired due to his poor performance and aggressive behavior. He had to be escorted from the building by police after refusing to leave, an incident which Ward allegedly filmed. After the killing yesterday, Vester released a rambling manifesto-cum-suicide note, in which he blamed racial discrimination, as well as Charleston church killings, for his attack.
In a 23-page manifesto-cum-suicide note to a national news station, he said he has faced both racial and sexual discrimination as a black, gay man and that he was just waiting to explode. He previously sued another station over allegations of race discrimination, claiming that a producer called him a 'monkey' in 1999.
Yesterday Flanagan had tweeted that he was angry at Ward for reporting him to HR when the pair had only worked together once, but these new reports suggest another possible motive for the slaying.