Texas shooter called 911, cops & FBI after getting sacked then went on rampage in Odessa – police
Hours before carrying out the mass shooting that left seven dead and over 20 injured in Odessa, Texas, the gunman, Seth Aaron Ator, had made erratic calls to 911 and the FBI, Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke told reporters on Monday.
FBI special agent Christopher Combs described Ator’s call to the bureau as “rambling.” It's been confirmed the calls were made after the shooter lost his job at Journey Oil Field Services on Saturday morning.
AP: Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said shooter in TX rampage had been fired over the weekend. The shooter called 911 & the FBI after being fired Saturday. FBI special agent Christopher Combs says shooter's statements on the FBI tip line were "rambling."— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) September 2, 2019
Ator’s employer also tried to call 911, Gerke said, but he had already left his workplace by the time police arrived.Also on rt.com Odessa gunman was sacked hours before going on shooting spree – report
Ator was stopped by Texas state troopers for failing to signal a lane change soon after he made the calls to authorities. Police say he opened fire on the troopers and fled the scene, firing on passers-by and other vehicles on the roads in Midland and Odessa. The chase ended at an Odessa movie theater, where the gunman was fatally shot by law enforcement officers.Also on rt.com Odessa police refuse to name mass shooter, but issues of fame and race still play in the media
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