Lowrance Electronics officials meet with employees


Friday, February 11th 2005, 11:30 am
By: News On 6


Some employees are back to work Friday, but Lowrance Electronics is still closed to the public after Thursday's murder-suicide inside the plant.

News on 6 reporter Omar Villafranca was outside Lowrance Electronics Friday morning. He says he saw flowers being delivered to the building. Around 9 AM, Lowrance employees met at the plant with the president of the company. No word yet on what they talked about, but we did see a Tulsa Police squad car parked at the front entrance.

Things were much calmer at the plant, compared to Thursday afternoon. Shortly after 1:30 PM Thursday, Tulsa Police say 33-year old Cory Baker walked into electronics plant with a shotgun. First, he shot his ex-wife Catherine Tudor, then shot and killed himself. A few employees heard the shotgun blasts, but most only heard the order to get out of the building.

A receptionist told police what she saw. Tulsa Police Sgt. Scott Walton: "He walks in, determined to do what he did. Walks past the receptionist and into the victims office and that's where the homicide and suicide took place."

The Special Operations Team went in to the building to search for the suspect, but it was all over by the time they arrived.