'Hi, Is This 911? This is Omar Thornton. The Shooter' Killer's only regret is that he didn't hit more people By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Aug 5, 2010 4:53 PM CDT 47 comments Comments This June 2010 cell phone photo provided by Kristi Hannah shows her boyfriend Omar Thornton in Niantic, Conn. (AP Photo/Kristi Hannah) (Newser) – The gunman who killed eight people at a Connecticut beer distributor calmly called 911 afterward and spoke for 4 minutes before hanging up to kill himself. His only regret was that he didn't shoot more people. As with a previously reported call made to his mother, Omar Thornton told the dispatcher that he "took things into his own hands" because it is a "racist place." But he began with the chillingly ordinary, reports the Hartford Courant: "Hi is this 911? This is Omar Thornton. The shooter over in Manchester." Among his comments: "Probably want to know the reason why I shot this place up. Basically this is a racist place. They treat me bad over here. They treat all other black people bad over here too, so I just took things into my own hands and handled the problem. I wish I could have gotten more of the people." "I'm not going to kill nobody else here. I just want to tell my story so that you can play it back." "Tell my people that I love them and I gotta go now."