OMG… TV Reporter & Cameraman Murdered Live On Air
So so horrible! Read the full story below…
WDBJ reporter Alison Parker, 24, and her cameraman, Adam Ward, 24, were shot and killed while doing a LIVE interview in Virginia on Wednesday Aug 26th, and a few hours later, police identified their former co-worker, who later committed suicide, as a suspect.
If you’ve been following the story, you might be asking yourself why there have been two names, Vester Flanagan, and Bryce Williams, mentioned in regards to the murder suspect.
Don’t worry, here’s the explanation….
Well, both names actually belong to the dead, murder suspect. Bryce Williams was his professional name, as well as the name he used on his Twitter (@Bryce_Williams7) and Facebook profiles. But Vester Flanagan is his real name.
After the tragic shooting, Vester shared horrifying videos of the attack. Also found on @Bryce_Williams7’s page? A series of tweets about the victims. “Alison made racist comments,” the suspect wrote. “EEOC report filed. They hired her after that??? Adam went to hr on me after working with me one time!!!”
It’s also said that he claims to have acted in response to the Charleston church shooting on June 17th, where nine people were murdered in a church by 21-year-old racist and white supremacist Dylann Roof.
This event happened on the morning of August 26th during an interview. Both Alison and Adam were conducting an interview with Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Vicki Gardner, before all three were allegedly shot by Vester, 41.
He had previously worked at the news station with Alison and Adam, but he used his professional name, Bryce Williams. He was reportedly fired for undisclosed reasons which has now been revealed as racism and sexual harassment which he denied.
When police eventually caught up with Vester and wanted him to come in for questioning, he shot himself in the head and later died in the hospital.
So sad that some people feel so hard done by that they feel killing as revenge is the only answer to heal their pain, and it’s even more heart-breaking that two people have lost their lives because of it. God bless their souls, and my thoughts are with their families.