Shortly earlier than he randomly shot dozens of individuals in West Texas on Saturday, the gunman called police, the FBI and 911 dispatchers, and made “rambling” statements in the wake of his job loss. His employer called 911 too, in useless.
Hours earlier than finishing up the mass capturing that left seven lifeless 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 advised reporters on Monday.
FBI particular agent Christopher Combs described Ator’s name to the bureau as “rambling.” It’s been confirmed the calls had been made after the shooter misplaced his job at Journey Oil Field Services on Saturday morning.
Ator’s employer additionally tried to name 911, Gerke mentioned, however he had already left his office by the point police arrived.
Ator was stopped by Texas state troopers for failing to sign a lane change quickly after he made the calls to authorities. Police say he opened hearth on the troopers and fled the scene, firing on passers-by and different autos on the roads in Midland and Odessa. The chase ended at an Odessa movie show, the place the gunman was fatally shot by legislation enforcement officers.