Omar Thornton

August 3, 2010 by Post Team 

Omar ThorntonOmar Thornton, (CBS News) — ┬áMANCHESTER, Conn. (CBS / WFSB / AP) Omar Thornton, Hartford Distributors warehouse driver who allegedly went on a Tuesday morning shooting that left nine dead and several wounded, was never a violent man, according to his former -girlfriend.

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“There has never been violent, that I know,” Thornton’s ex-girlfriend told the CBS affiliate WFSB. “I do not know what happened inside it.”

several workers in the beer distribution center shot inside the business at around 7 am, police said. Police sources said the man, whom his coworkers identified as Thornton, was found fatally shot inside the building before 9:00 a.m., according to CBS affiliate WFSB.

The State Bureau of Firearms Omar shows that Thornton bought two guns in January. Hartford Dealers said employees Thornton had been at work for about two or three years. John Hollis of Connecticut Teamsters went with company officials on the scene, and said the gunman had been summoned to a disciplinary hearing.

“Something broke inside of his head,” Thornton said WFSB ex-girlfriend.

Dealers Hartford WFSB receptionist said she heard Marissa Busiere another co-worker after shots heard screaming inside the business.

“‘He’s shooting! Is shooting! Call 911. And everybody started to run outside the building,” said Busiere.

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