Bryce Williams
Bryce Williams' reportedly threatened his boss after being fired that triggered a 911 call from the station. Twitter

The Virginia shooting suspect, Bryce Williams, gave a cross to his boss after being fired warning 'you'll need this'. After being told of his termination from the WDBJ in February 2013, 41-year-old Williams reportedly reacted violently by appearing "agitated" and threatening his bosses.

"He repeated ... his feeling that firing him would lead to negative consequences for me personally and for the station," said former station manager Dan Dennison, reported The Daily Beast. According to Dennison, Williams "stormed out of the room, and slammed the door," and followed it up with swearing at his colleagues. The incident was recorded on video by cameraman Adam Ward who was shot by Williams on 26 August during a live TV broadcast. Williams eventually shut off Ward's camera before approaching his bosses and handing over a cross.

Vester Lee Flanagan II, known on air as Bryce Williams, shot and killed WDBJ7 TV reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, on 26 August during a live broadcast. William later died at a hospital due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, confirmed police.