Andre Bing harbored grudges against Walmart victim Brian Pendleton
Walmart executive Andre Binge harbored a grudge against one of the six co-workers he massacred in the break room before turning the gun on himself, the victim’s mother said.
Brian Pendleton, 38, was killed when Bing, 31, a night manager at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, went on a killing spree before a staff meeting Tuesday night.
Pendleton’s mother said he had no problems at work, except with Bing, who was his supervisor and reportedly felt animosity towards him.
“He just didn’t like my son,” said Michelle Johnson. “He would tell me that he (Bing) would make his life miserable.”
Pendleton was born with a congenital brain disorder and grew up in Chesapeake, his mother said.
He had recently celebrated his 10th anniversary as a janitor at Walmart.
Pendleton made sure to be on time. Although his shift as a janitor began at 10:30 p.m., Johnson said he was in the break room when the shooting began just after 10 a.m.
“He used to come to work early so he could get to work on time,” she said. “He liked his colleagues.”
The victim’s mother said the last time she heard from her son was when he called her Tuesday before his shift started.
“I always tell him to call me when he gets home from work,” Johnson said.
As she was getting ready for bed, Johnson received a call from a family friend telling her that there was a shooting at Walmart.
“Brian was a happy guy. Brian loved family. Brian loved friends. He loved telling jokes,” his mother said. “We will miss him”
The other victims of the senseless slaughter were identified as Kellie Pyle, 52; Lorenzo Gamble, 43; and Randy Blevins, 70, all from Chesapeake; Tyneka Johnson, 22, of Portsmouth, and a 16-year-old boy, who was not named because he was underage.
A memorial of six crosses, representing the six victims of the tragedy, was erected in front of Walmart on Thursday.
A witness to the mass shooting claimed Thursday that Bing appeared to be looking for specific employees to kill.
“The way he acted – he went hunting,” Jessica Wilczewski said. “The way he looked at people’s faces and the way he did what he did, he chose people.
“What I do know is that he made sure whoever he wanted dead was dead,” Wilczewski added. “He went back and shot bodies that were already dead. Play it safe.”
WAVY News also reported that Bing left a manifesto on his phone, and the Daily Mail claimed to have found a “kill list” circled in the rubbish at the manager’s home, with the names of several employees circled, including Tyneka Johnson.
In his manifesto, Bing, who has worked at the store since 2010, complained about changes in his job and being harassed by his co-workers, WAVY reported.
Current and former employees of the Walmart store described Bing as “mean,” “condescending,” and the manager to look out for because he also struggled with co-workers.
With mail wires
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