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Police say Oklahoma City airport shooting was likely a case of workplace revenge

Police say Oklahoma City airport shooting was likely a case of workplace revenge

A man who gunned down a Southwest Airlines employee outside Oklahoma City's airport likely killed the victim in retaliation for circumstances that led to the attacker leaving his job with the airline last year, police said Wednesday.

Lloyd Dean Buie, 45, killed 52-year-old Michael Winchester on Tuesday as Winchester was leaving work for the day and walking to an employee parking lot, police Capt. Paco Balderrama said at a news conference. Buie fired the shot from the fourth floor of a parking garage when Winchester was about 50 yards away, he said. Buie was later found dead in his pickup truck in the garage.

Buie resigned from Southwest Airlines in April 2015. Balderrama...

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