Latest: Gunman took weapon into plant morning of shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on prosecutors’ report on a February mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local):

11:25 a.m.

Prosecutors say a man who fatally shot five co-workers at an Illinois warehouse apparently took the gun and ammunition into the plant when he arrived that morning.

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s office said in the report released Monday that it found law enforcement officers used justifiable force when they killed the gunman, Gary Martin, during a shootout at the Henry Pratt Co. building in Aurora on Feb. 15.

The report says Martin used profanity and opened fire after he was told he was being fired.

It says before the meeting, Martin walked “over to his workstation to retrieve something,” put on a hoodie and went into the bathroom.


10 a.m.

Autopsy results show an Illinois man who fatally shot five co-workers suffered six gunshot wounds, including one that was likely self-inflicted.

A Kane County State’s Attorney’s office report released Monday says Gary Martin started shooting at Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora on Feb. 15 after learning he was to be fired.

It says an autopsy found the 45-year-old gunman died of multiple gunshot wounds. He was shot four times in the chest and once in the middle of his forehead. Pathologists say a gunshot wound to his right jaw was likely self-inflicted.

The report says police found a handgun on the floor next to Martin and ten bullets and a knife in his pants pockets. Illinois State Police found 64 fired cartridge casings at the scene. There was additional ammunition among Martin’s personal belongings.


9:20 a.m.

A report on the February shooting at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant found that the man who killed five people after he was fired told another employee that if he lost his job he would kill other workers and “blow police up.”

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s office report released Monday says the other Henry Pratt Co. employee didn’t report Gary Martin’s comments to superiors because Martin routinely made “off the wall” statements and that he didn’t believe Martin would commit violence.

The employee knew Martin carried a gun in his vehicle but had never seen it inside the Aurora warehouse where they worked.

The report also details the shooting and explains that it followed a disciplinary hearing over Martin’s refusal to wear safety glasses. Martin was killed by police.

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