Between March 1999 and March 2000 he worked as a reporter for affiliate in , , where he reported to news director Don Shafer that co-workers were making offensive comments about his.
The video shows Flanagan walking up to the scene of the interview and brandishing a handgun for approximately fifteen seconds without Ward, Parker, or Gardner noticing; Gardner later said that she had been blinded by the television lighting.
One of Flanagan's neighbors in his apartment complex described him as an arrogant person who acted rudely towards people around him.
Ward's camera fell to the ground, briefly capturing the image of Flanagan holding a.
She underwent surgery in which her right kidney and part of her colon were removed and was released from the hospital on September 8, 2015.
Flanagan was found inside the car with gunshot wounds which were apparently self-inflicted while he was driving.
He claimed to have been provoked by the two months before and made threatening comments about , the perpetrator of that crime.
He was airlifted to in , where he was declared dead at 1:26 p.