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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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  • Memorial Remembers Victims Of Hartford Distributors Tragedy

    Caught in the glare of a national spotlight, struggling through a week of numbness and anguish, those who lived through or responded to the mass murder at the Hartford Distributors warehouse came together to support each other, defend their quiet town and...
  • After Killings, Return To Workplace Is Difficult

    After Killings, Return To Workplace Is Difficult
    As Hartford Distributors prepares to reopen this week, beer deliveryman David Zylberman isn't sure he wants to go back. "I don't even know if I can handle working again," said the 54-year-old Vernon resident. "I don't want to be behind [the wheel of]...
  • Fatal Shootings Reponse: 'No One Died After Police Arrived On Scene'

    Fatal Shootings Reponse: 'No One Died After Police Arrived On Scene'
    As police on Friday concluded their on-scene investigation into Tuesday's mass killing at Hartford Distributors, they also began evaluating their response to the tragedy. New details have emerged about the chaotic scene police encountered as they arrived...
  • Enfield Woman Charged With Stealing Beer From Hartford Distributors

    Enfield Woman Charged With Stealing Beer From Hartford Distributors
    EAST WINDSOR — Police have arrested an Enfield woman on sixth-degree larceny charges for allegedly stealing beer from a Hartford Distributors truck, police said. Christy A. Quail, 33, of 13 Burnham St., was captured on video surveillance recorded...
  • 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 -...
  • 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...
  • Transcript of Omar Thornton's 911 Call

    Dispatcher: State Police. Thornton: Is this 911? Dispatcher: Yeah, can I help you? Thornton: This is Omar Thornton, the, uh, the shooter over in Manchester. Dispatcher: Yes, where are you, sir? Thornton: I'm in the building. Uh, you probably want...
  • 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...
  • AUDIO: Omar Thornton's Call To Police After Manchester Shooting

  • 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...
  • 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...