Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Oklahoma City police release video of fatal airport shooting that left Michael Winchester dead

OKLAHOMA CITY - Police announced they have closed the investigation into the fatal shooting at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City on Nov. 15.

They also released surveillance video of the shooting from the airport. 

Michael Winchester was shot and killed as he left his job at Southwest Airlines and walked to the parking lot.

The suspect was identified as Lloyd Dean Buie. Police said Buie, 45, was a former employee of the airline and that retaliation was a likely motive for the shooting. Buie was found dead in the parking garage as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Oklahoma City Police Department Captain Paco Balderrama said Buie was seen on video arriving at the airport on Nov. 11 and parked his red truck on the second story of the parking garage. He was seen leaving the airport by taxi.

Buie returned to the airport by taxi on Nov. 15 at 10:19 a.m. He is seen on video smoking a cigarette while casually walking in the garage at 10:24 a.m. At roughly 12:46 p.m. is when Winchester was shot. His murder is not captured on video. Winchester is see walking from right to left on the video at 12:46 p.m. About one second after he exits the frame, he is shot. Shortly thereafter, a crowd is seen gathered, followed by emergency personnel. 

Approximately 35 to 40 minutes later, a second gun shot was heard. The second shot, Balderrama said, was Buie killing himself.

Balderrama said it is uncertain if Winchester was the intended target and that Buie could have been looking for anyone with authority.

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