A More Detailed Look of Suspected Virginia Gunman Emerges

Officials are getting an inside look of Vester Flanagan's apartment as they investigate the shooting that took place during a live news segment in Moneta, Virginia.
2:36 | 08/29/15

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later in the show, thank you. New information this morning about those tragic murders that happened on live television in Virginia. Vester Flanagan fired 17 shots that killed a reporter and photographer and now we're getting a look inside his dark, dinghy, bare bones apartment and we're hearing about his erratic and sometimes threatening behavior from his former bosses. ABC's Mary Bruce joins us from Roanoke this morning. Hi, Mary. Reporter: Hey, Paula, good morning. As this community comes together to mourn these two young lives, this morning we're getting a clearer picture of their killer. This morning, new chilling details about the popular young man from Oakland, California, who grew to become an angry cold-blooded killer. Those who knew Vester Flanagan say he was one of the cool kids, junior prom prince, a former model. His old head shots found tacked on the fridge in his apartment showing a young man full of ambition. Live in Henry county. Reporter: As he bounced from one TV market to another former colleagues say there were no signs of trouble. But when Flanagan overheard some of his Tallahassee, Florida, station joking about him being gay he appeared to snap. He started spiraling in so it really became a problem with him. Reporter: He began lashing out berating co-workers over slight comments and eventually was fired. After years away from television when Flanagan reappeared in Roanoke, Virginia, it was with a new name. Bryce Williams but apparently the same hostilities. The man who hired him at the time was unaware of his turbulent past. You know, the way human resouriss rules work in our modern society, there's not a whole lot you can delve into in their personal past unless they offer it. Reporter: It wasn't long before the trouble began. There started to be conflicts between he and his co-workers. It was one after another. Reporter: While just an intern at the final Flanagan accused Alison parker of making racist comments. He claimed the photographers were conspiring against him and singled out Adam ward. In early 2013 he was fired escorted from the station by police an incident filmed by ward. On his way out he made an ominous threat. Slammed his fist down on the table threw a wooden cross at me and said you'll need these. Reporter: That rage boiling over when he shot and killed his two former colleagues. Now, as you can see the tributes here continue to pour in. Friends and family will gather to celebrate Adam ward's life on Monday ahead of a memorial service on Tuesday. Alison parker will be remembered in a private ceremony. Tom. Those two journalists so loved in that community, okay, Mary, thank you so much.

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