News of the shooting was apparently broken by Geraldo Rivera.
Unconfirmed but word is someone handed security guard a note then went outside and shot himself in front of my Fox News office. Unconfirmed.
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) January 26, 2015
Perea claims in the video that "managerial bullying"—which he blamed on Fox News—led to him being fired from his job as a promotions producer for KTBC in Austin. According to a recording he provided to the Austin Chronicle for an unrelated story, Perea was suspended from KTBC by General Manager Michael Lewis in May for using inappropriate language and not following directions. Clips from that recording appear to be the same ones at the start of the YouTube video embedded above.
Several other of his recent tweets were aimed at Fox News.
— Phillip Perea (@PhillipPerea73) January 23, 2015
— Phillip Perea (@PhillipPerea73) January 14, 2015
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