February 27, 2020|5: 10pm
The man accused of opening fireplace at a Molson Coors plant in Milwaukee on Wednesday — killing five co-workers and himself — was a gun-loving electrician who had been in a long-running dispute with a co-employee, according to a yarn.
Anthony Ferrill, 51, had commonly argued with one of many fatally-shot victims, a fellow electrician, an employee told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The two co-workers had accused each other of going into each others’ places of work and tampering with computer gear or swiping tools, the source, who didn’t want to be named, told the outlet Thursday.
Ferrill also repeatedly watched motion photos on his cellular phone during the day, something the opposite electrician had taken assure with, and believed he was being discriminated against because he was African American, the source added.
Ferrill had been fired earlier in the day but returned to the campus with a stolen name tag and a silenced gun, according to WBBM-TV.
He had worked as an electrician for extra than 20 years — with about 17 of them being at the Milwaukee brewery, according to the Sentinel, which cited a couple of sources and online employment data.
However the skilled tradesman had started to turn out to be paranoid at work, allegedly telling co-workers about a year ago he plan his bosses have been breaking into his home, bugging his computer and rearranging his furniture.
“I was: ‘Are you severe, Anthony? What?’” the unnamed employee told the Sentinel. “We all kind of joked about it, saying we may composed maybe get him an aluminum hat. But he was dead severe about it.”
Neighbors told the outlet that Ferrill was identified to carry weapons. Some said he always carried a gun and one said she once saw what she believed to be a gun safe delivered to his home, the place he lived with his wife and daughter.
Composed, he was “a very trusty electrician,” said Phillip Rauch Sr., who worked with Ferrill for 15 years at the brewery.
“Each time I worked with him he was always in a trusty temper,” Rauch, who retired in April, told the Sentinel.