Co.: Conn. Shooter Was Selling Beer to 3rd Party

Stephen Singer, Google News, August 5, 2010

The president of a beer distribution company says the employee who went on a shooting rampage there had been systematically stealing beer and selling it to a third party.

Ross Hollander, president of Hartford Distributors in Manchester, said the investigation into thefts by warehouse driver Omar Thornton led to a disciplinary hearing Tuesday in which Thornton was forced to resign.

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But Hollander said Thornton, who was black, had been “embraced as a member of our team” and that there had been no complaints by him or anyone else against the company for racism.

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