Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Democratic Party chairman in Arkansas shot and killed... shooter had complained of losing his job

The Democratic Party chairman in Arkansas, William Gwatney, was shot at the party headquarters building Wednesday, and later died of his injuries. ArkansasOnline:

A gunman shot state Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gwatney at the party's headquarters in Little Rock on Wednesday before fleeing the scene in a pickup, leading police on a chase that ended with a shootout that left the man dead.

Gwatney was transported to an area hospital, where he died, police said.

During a news conference at the Little Rock Police Department, Lt. Terry Hastings said that Gwatney, 48, died at 3:59 p.m. at UAMS Medical Center.

The Little Rock police said about 2:30 p.m. that the suspect, identified later as Timothy Dale Johnson of Seracy, was dead after being shot by authorities near Sheridan, around 40 miles south of the capital city.

Police recovered several weapons from 50-year-old Johnson's pickup, a 2000 blue Dodge Dakota, Hastings said.

According to witnesses, Johnson had said he just lost his job. There was no motive for the shootings offered by authorities at a late afternoon news conference.
Of course, some Moonbats immediately pinned the blame on Republicans.

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