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Incident at 2101 Nasa Parkway

April 21, 2007 - A suspect fatally shot a man and then hours later himself at 2101 Nasa Parkway about 4:30 p.m. on Friday (Apr. 20).

The victim is identified as Wesley David Beverly, 62, of 522 2nd Street in San Leon, Texas. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect, William Arthur Phillips Jr. (w/m, DOB 11-25-46), fatally shot himself and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Torres and Officer S. Straughter reported:

Phillips, a contract worker at the Johnson Space Center, shot and killed Mr. Beverly, a NASA supervisor, about 1:55 p.m. and took a coworker hostage. Phillips then shot himself about 4:30 p.m., just before HPD Swat officers made entry into an office. It is believed Phillips committed the murder-suicide due to his belief he would lose his job following a poor job performance rating in a recent review.

JFC 4-21-07
Inc #057231507

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