TV Killer Wanted To Spark A Race War

Live TV shooting - killer wanted to spark a race war in America

WDBJ shooter Vester Flanagan, who executed a reporter and cameraman on live TV on Wednesday, claimed to ABC News that he wanted to start a race war in America. 

The former employee of WDBJ News said that the killing was, in part, revenge for the Dylann Storm Roof shooting where a lone white gunman killed nine people inside a church, in an apparent racist massacre.

In a manifesto to ABC News, Flanagan says he was a gay man who was the victim of racism and homophobia from former colleagues at the station


“As for Dylann Roof? You (deleted)! You want a race war (deleted)? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE …(deleted)!!!” He said Jehovah spoke to him, telling him to act.”

Later in the manifesto, the writer quotes the Virginia Tech mass killer, Seung Hui Cho, and calls him “his boy,” and expresses admiration for the Columbine High School killers. “Also, I was influenced by Seung–Hui Cho. That’s my boy right there. He got NEARLY double the amount that Eric Harris and Dylann Klebold got…just sayin’.

In an often rambling letter to the authorities, and family and friends, he writes of a long list of grievances. In one part of the document, Williams calls it a “Suicide Note for Friends and Family”.

–He says has suffered racial discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying at work.

–He says he has been attacked by black men and white females.

–He talks about how he was attacked for being a gay, black man

In the synchronised footage below you can see footage taken from the killers cell phone as well as the live news broadcast as it happened, showing the incident as it took place early on Wednesday morning.

WARNING: Disturbing footage

  • Andrew

    Really, guys? Are you trying to tell me that this is the BEST photo of Vester that you can find? Give me a break, I’m sure he has social media. What is the point of posting this photo of a man that killed 2 people in cold blooded murder? If anything, you are propagandizing him being a gay african american. Knock it off. You claim that you want to report the news? Then, DO IT. Stop dicking around and provide reliable images with your stories.

  • fatwillie

    He did not want to provoke a race war, that is being done at the highest levels of our so called government, this shooting is as phony as a three dollar bill, it serves at least two agendas, one a race war at the highest levels which will bring in Marshall law, it will help eliminate many of those that will fight against Marshall law, and exhaust your guns ,ammo and supplies. The other purpose is obvious to anyone that is not a fool or coward, understands the 2nd amendment and is a real man, and that is GUN CONTROL. Everyone of your politicians in your nation is a sellout and should be tried convicted and hung when found guilty.

  • Waldo Van Lelyveld

    So please explain the following carefully for us all to uderstand… Did the guy commit suicide before or after he posted the videos?

    It was said he killed himself, must have had some good Facebook sharing skills