Police: Refugee kills former co-worker, self; injures 3You may remember that when black gunman Omar Thornton was accused his murder victims of racism, the police investigated them posthumously to see if they were guilty: see Omar Thornton's Victims Exonerated Of Racism.
By Alanna Durkin Richer and Ben Finley, AP, October 25, 2016
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A refugee from Kenya killed one former co-worker, wounded three others and then killed himself Tuesday in a workplace shooting that authorities are still trying to unravel in Virginia, police said.
Getachew Fekede, 53, had entered the U.S. through a refugee immigration program and worked for the railcar manufacturer FreightCar America before being fired in March when he stopped showing up for work, Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones told reporters.
A neighbor told the Associated Press that Fekede quit his job over being harassed by a co-worker. Clarence Jones said Fedeke would send money to his mother back in Kenya and had grown concerned about his finances.
The neighbor doesn't know if Fekede was being harassed, he only knows that that's what Fekede told him.
Police said Fekede rode a bicycle to the facility near downtown and somehow entered its paint shop. Officers received a call of shots fired at 6:02 a.m. and arrived two minutes later. But by that time, Fekede had fired 10 rounds from a 9 mm pistol, said Jones, the police chief.I've referred to this kind of shooting as a "Disgruntled Minority Massacre"—where a minority group member decides his problems are caused by racism, and shoots his coworkers and/or employers. See What Does VDARE.com Mean By A “Disgruntled Minority Massacre”? and Alton Nolen Not A Muslim Terrorist, But An American Phenomenon—116 People, Mostly Whites, Have Been Killed By 18 Black “Disgruntled Employees” In The Last 40 Years.
One person died at the scene, and two others suffered wounds to their "lower extremities," the chief said. A bullet grazed a third person's chest. Fekede then killed himself, police said.
...The police chief said Fekede entered the U.S. in 2011 through a refugee immigration program. He said the incident appears to be work-related but the possibility of terrorism will be investigated. Authorities have already checked his Roanoke apartment as part of their investigation.Refugees are a legal version of cheap labor, but as this case shows, it can cost you.
"All information at this time points to Fekede acting as the sole perpetrator," the chief said.
Police said Fekede was terminated in March after failing to show up to work three days in a row. The chief added that Fekede was known as a "hard worker" and was legally working in the United States.[More]