Fired Va. man accused of returning to school shop where he worked and killing ex-boss

Friday, November 17th 2006, 8:01 pm
By: News On 6

MILFORD, Va. (AP) A man fatally shot his former boss at a maintenance shop behind a primary school a day after he was fired, the sheriff's office said Friday.

Thomas E. Monroe, 66, argued with former boss David Ganoe, 51, before shooting him several times, the Caroline County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Ganoe was pronounced dead at the scene.

Students at nearby Bowling Green Primary School were not affected by the incident, school officials said.

Monroe assaulted another person during the incident, which ended in Monroe's surrender, the sheriff's office said. It did not give any details about the suspected assault.

Monroe is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm while on school grounds and assault and battery. He was being held in jail without bail.

Milford is 34 miles north of Richmond.