Omar Thornton

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'Hi, Is This 911? This is Omar Thornton. The Shooter'

Killer's only regret is that he didn't hit more people

(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... More »

'I Killed the Racists': Conn. Shooter to Mom

(Newser) - The shooter who yesterday killed eight at the Manchester, Conn., beer distributor where he worked telephoned his mother right before taking his own life, telling her, "I killed the five racists that was there bothering me," according to his uncle. Omar Thornton, who was black, had apparently told... More »

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