Posted February 27, 2020|
The killer in yesterday’s mass shooting at the Miller-Coors brewery in Milwaukee was identified today as 51-year-old electrician Anthony Ferrill. Ferrill, who worked at the brewery, shot and killed five people before turning the gun on himself.
Accoding to the News-Journal — Ferrill believed he was being discriminated against because he was African-American.
A co-worker who asked not to be identified for fear of being disciplined said Ferrill believed he was being discriminated against because he was African American, and that he frequently argued with at least one of the victims, a fellow electrician.
The co-worker said Ferrill frequently watched movies on his phone during the day, which the other electrician took issue with, and that the two accused each other of going into each others’ offices and stealing tools or tampering with computer equipment.
About a year ago, the employee said, Ferrill started saying he believed Miller workers were coming into his home, bugging his computer and moving chairs around.
“I was, are you serious, Anthony? What? We all kind of joked about it, saying we should maybe get him an aluminum hat. Things just started getting weird. But he was dead serious about it,” the co-worker said.
But another co-worker, Keith Giese, said Ferrill seemed fine when he last saw him earlier this week.