WDBJ shooter Vester Flanagan called ABC News after fatally shooting TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward on Wednesday.
The network reported Flanagan told them the police were after him and were “all over the place.”
“A man claiming to be Bryce Williams called ABC News over the last few weeks, saying he wanted to pitch a story, and wanted to fax information,” ABC reported.
“He never told ABC News what the story was. This morning, a fax was in the machine (time stamped 8:26 a.m.) almost two hours after the shooting.”
An hour-and-a-half later, Flanagan contacted the network again, this time by phone.
“A little after 10 a.m., he called again, and introduced 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 said authorities are ‘after me,’ and ‘all over the place.’ He hung up. ABC News contacted the authorities immediately and provided them with the fax.”
As TheWrap reported, Flanagan faxed a 23-page manifesto to ABC News on Wednesday morning in which he hinted at his plans and their motivation: “What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them.”