KATY, Texas (KPRC) – A disgruntled former employee with a shotgun killed one person and injured two others Wednesday morning before shooting himself inside Knight Transportation in Katy, Texas.
Family members identified the victim as Mike Dawid.FOR MORE INFORMATION, WATCH THE ABOVE VIDEO
Emergency crews were called just before 9 a.m. on reports of a man with a shotgun inside the building. Officials said the man, identified as Marion Guy Williams, 65, went in and fired one shot, described as a “warning shot,” into a break room.
“He said something about ‘You ruined my life,’ then fired a round through the building, then started shooting,” Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said during a news conference Wednesday.
Investigators said Williams was fired from the company two weeks ago. He arrived at the facility with a shotgun and a pistol, Hickman said.
“The individual who was terminated, we believe as a retaliatory act, responded with weapons and came back and initiated the shooting,” Hickman said. “Probably being terminated would make him disgruntled, but we don’t know yet how long he had been employed here or exactly what the reasons were.”
Most of the dozen or so employees tried to hide, but Williams ignored them as he searched for a supervisor. When he found Dawid, he killed him.
Two other employees were hit by shrapnel from the shotgun blast and suffered minor injuries, officials said
A Harris County deputy who hurt his knee while entering the building was taken to the hospital. He is expected to be OK.
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