Man arrested following double-shooting at Ohio trucking company

| Thursday, August 09, 2007

A truck driver reportedly shot and killed two former co-workers Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 8, after learning he’d been fired.

According to The Associated Press, Liberty Transportation supervisor Douglas Smith called 9-1-1 from the company’s warehouse in Perrysburg Township, OH, immediately before he was fatally shot. Smith, 44, told a police dispatcher that one of his drivers was trying to leave in a truck, and that the driver had just been fired.

The driver also shot and killed 58-year-old Thomas Lazar, another Liberty employee.

About three hours after the shootings, Calvin Neyland Jr. 43, of Findlay, OH, was arrested in Monroe County, MI, while driving a rig in the parking lot of a motel there.

“All he said was, ‘I was going to turn myself in,’ and ‘The gun’s in the door,’ ” Sheriff’s Sgt. Rick Galimberti told The AP.

Liberty Transportation has corporate offices in New Alexandria, PA, and was founded by Chuck Runzo in 1978. The company also does business from locations in Maryland, Washington, DC, New England and Virginia.

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