Saturday, November 17, 2012
"INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Police are investigating after a call went out at 6:40 p.m. Friday evening saying two people were shot at ConAgra Foods on Guion Road.
"`We do have two people that are confirmed dead here on the scene,` said Officer Michael Hewitt Friday night.
"`From an eye witness who was sitting in the break room, they said that one employee was in the break room, another employee came in, they sort of made eye contact with each other,` said Hewitt.
"The suspect, who has been identified as 44-year-old Alonzo Laws, then walked out, according to authorities but minutes later came back.
"`While the victim had his back to him standing at a coke machine, the suspect fired several shots at him and then turned the gun on himself.`
"The victim, identified as 45-year-old Anthony Hicks, was taken to St. Vincent Hospital where he died. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene from a single gunshot wound to the head.
"Investigators are now trying to figure out where the gun came from and why a work break at one of the nation's largest food companies turned deadly.
"`As far as we know right now, they're simply coworkers. As far as why this took place, there's really no information right now that we have,` said Hewitt.
"Investigators are now scanning surveillance video an interviewing other employees to try to piece together what happened."