NASA Contractor Allegedly Responsible For Murder-Suicide
The NASA contractor allegedly responsible for Friday's murder-suicide at Johnson Space Center received a bad performace review and feared losing his job, reports the Associated Press.
William Philips, 60, snuck into the Houston space center with a snub-nosed revolver and barricaded himself in a room that housed communications equipment, according to the AP.
Philips confronted a superior, 62-year-old David Beverly about his performance review. After several minutes, Philips shot Beverly twice and left, only to return later and shoot him twice more.
The contractor then held Fran Crenshaw, a contract worker, hostage for hours by duct-taping her to a chair, reports the AP.
Police freed Crenshaw after hearing Philips self-inflicted gunshot, according to the AP.