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Oklahoma airport shooter was drunk when he shot himself

OKLAHOMA CITY – An autopsy report says the man who fatally shot a Southwest Airlines employee at Oklahoma City will Rogers World Airport was drunk when he later killed himself.

The report released Thursday says the 45-year-old Lloyd Dean Buie died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and that “ethanol intoxication” contributed to his death.

Police say Buie shot and killed 52-year-old Michael Winchester, a former University of Oklahoma football player, Nov. 15 as Winchester was leaving work and in the vicinity of the employee parking lot.

The police said that the shooting was probably retaliation for the Buie the loss of his job at the airline last year.

The police found Buie’s pick-up truck in the parking lot, about three hours after the shooting, and the use of a robot to determine he was dead inside.

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