Posted on August 6, 2010

Connecticut Gunman Omar Thornton Called 911, Said Wished He Could Have Killed More (Hear 911 Call)

Cindy Adams, Washington Examiner, August 6, 2010


Just after gunning down a number of his fellow employees at Hartford Distributors in Connecticut, Omar Thornton called authorities and said “I took it into my hands,” claiming he worked at a “racist place.” He added, “I wish I could have got more of the people,” but noted “I’m not going to kill anybody else.”

According to CNN, the 8 a.m. 911 call lasted about four minutes. Two emergency services dispatchers worked to find out where Thornton, 34, was and attempted to get him to surrender. He refused to comply, but stated, “When they find me everything is going to be over.

Near the end of the call, Thornton said “Tell my people that I love them and I’ve got to go now.”


Joanne Hannah, Kristi’s [Kristi Hannah, Thornton’s girlfriend] mother, said her daughter saw cell phone photos taken by Thornton of bathroom stalls at the company, which depicted a drawing with a stick figure with a noose around its neck, while another was a cartoon with Thornton’s name written on it.

In addition, Thornton allegedly told Kristi that he overheard coworkers say they wanted to get “that n****r out of there.”


[Hear the 911 call here. Scroll to the end of the article.]