Vester Lee Flanagan revealed in a manifesto faxed to ABC News Wednesday morning that he wanted a race war.
Flanagan allegedly called ABC News over the past few weeks, saying that he wanted to pitch a story, but never told the station what the story was about.
On the morning of the shootings, at around 10 a.m., Flanagan called again introducing himself as Bryce, but also said his legal name was Vester Lee Flanagan, and that he shot two people this morning. While on the phone, he told ABC authorities are "after me" and "all over the place."
After he hung up, ABC News contacted authorities in Virginia and gave them the fax.
In the manifesto, Flanagan says "MY NAME IS BRYCE WILLIAMS" and his legal name is Vester Lee Flanagan II. He wrote what sparked the shooting was the racism displayed in June's Charleston church shooting.
"What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims' initials on them."
Authorities aren't clear if that means Parker's and Ward's initials or the victims of the church shooting.
He revealed putting a down payment on a gun two days after the church shooting, which was legally purchased from a Virginia gun store, according to TMZ.
"...I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15..."
He also addressed the Charleston shooter directly, writing: "As for Dylann Roof? You want a race war -----? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE -----!!!"
He writes in the note that he Jehovah spoke to him, telling him to target on-air reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward during a live segment, shutting down previous assumptions that the shooting was purely motivated out of hatred towards the two.
In the manifesto, Williams mentioned Seung-Hui Cho, the Virgina Tech mass killer, and expressed admiration for Eric Harris and Dylann Klebold, the Columbine High School shooters, according to The New York Post.
"Also, I was influenced by Seung-Hui Cho. That's my boy right there," he wrote. "He got NEARLY double the amount that Eric Harris and Dylann Klebold got...just sayin'."
He later even dubbed the document a "Suicide Note for Friends and Family" as he listed several reasons why he was lashing out against white people.
He claimed to have been a repeated target of racism, sexual harassment and bullying at work, most of which he said was because he was a gay, black man.
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