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Multiple outlets reported Wednesday afternoon that shooting suspect Vester Lee Flanagan died after shooting himself during a police manhunt.

Franklin County Sheriff W.Q. Overton Jr. confirmed in a press conference that Flanagan died at around 1:30 p.m. from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The suspect shot himself hours after he shot and killed two journalists for television station WDBJ, Alison Parker and Adam Ward.

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The ex-boss of the man alleged to have killed two former colleagues during a live newscast on Wednesday in Virginia said he remembered the suspect as "an unhappy man" and said police had to escort him from the building when the station fired him.

Television station general manager Jeff Marks described former WDBJ employee Vester Flanagan – who police say opened fire on a live newscast early Wednesday morning, killing two journalists – on Wednesday as “an unhappy man,” and said police had to escort him from the building when the station fired him.

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was formally sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday, more than three years after he carefully planned and executed a merciless attack on hundreds of defenseless moviegoers who were watching a midnight Batman premiere.

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