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Cedric Larry Ford bullied employee: ‘I have no one to talk to’

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Cedric Larry Ford
Did a mentally challenged employee, Cedric Larry Ford bear the brunt of unrelenting torment at work which led to seeking revenge? Images via facebook.

Was today the day Cedric Larry Ford finally got even?

Cedric Larry Ford a bullied Excel Industries employee in Hesston, Kansas has wrought revenge after being the constant butt of teasing, killing three and injuring 18 in a shooting rampage.

The Hesston City shooter, otherwise known as Cedric Ford went on his shooting rampage as the painter employee returned Thursday afternoon after clocking out earlier at the lawn mower manufacturing outlet he worked at.

Returning to work with a high powered rifle, Cedric Ford according to a report via KWCH-TV gunned down victims in four to five locations, including his place of work upon returning at 5pm.

‘Stop beating me up’ Cedric Ford protection order served 90 minutes prior

Why did Cedric Ford Excel Industries worker go on shooting rampage?

While numbers have yet to be confirmed, the deranged man is thought to have killed between four to seven individuals while injuring up to 20 to 30 individuals.

According to witnesses, upon pulling up outside the office building, 35 miles north of Wichita in a red van, Cedric Ford shot someone in the parking lot and then ran in.

Of question is if the person shot dead at the parking lot had been purposefully targeted as a point of rage or whether Ford had sought particular individuals to ‘punish’ for perceived wrongs done to him?

As recently as January 16, Ford posted on Facebook that he was ‘feeling fed up.‘ And in October, Ford wrote: ‘It’s so hurtful when you have no one to talk to about your problems.’

What exactly he was fed up and struggling with isn’t necessarily clear.

One worker told KAKE News that Ford, of Newton, Kansas, had ‘mental issues’ and was ‘being teased a little bit’ when he worked at Excel. 

However, another said ‘he was the nicest guy I know’ and that they had been chatting as normal when they walked in the plant to clock that morning. 

The father of two had a history of burglary convictions, grand theft, and prowling. Of question is how Cedric Larry Ford managed to obtain a weapon given his criminal record.

Authorities have also told of the gunman recently having to Kansas from Broward County, Florida, with his wife or girlfriend and their son and daughter.

Disturbing images permeate Cedric Larry Ford’s facebook page in which the gunman is seen relishing in violence, including pictures of Cedric Ford holding high-powered rifles. That along with a video of Ford shooting aimlessly into a field.

Presumably bold statements one would ever hope to share with other social media users, and perhaps more than just an expression of recreational bent but a harbinger of what was perhaps to come if ever pushed…

Cedric Larry Ford
Cedric Larry Ford with his two children.

Ongoing media reports describe police stationed outside Cedric Ford’s home on Wagon Wheel Drive in Newton calling on the people inside to come out with their hands up. Neighbors said Ford ‘kept himself to himself’ though he was occasionally seen with his children.

A worker at the firm, who told KAKE News he lived next-door to the shooter, said Ford had been subjected to bullying at work. 

‘The talk around the plant was he had some mental issues. He was being teased a little bit.

‘He was just unloading on everybody. As people were walking out he was firing on them.’

Another staff member told a different story, saying Ford was his ‘partner’ at work and ‘the nicest guy I know’. 

‘We were talking as we walked in to clock in together today,’ the staff member told CBS

‘He just got a new truck, he came to work in that new truck today, we were talking about that.

‘And the odd thing is he came back in a different truck.’

He added: ‘It was unreal, I can’t believe it was him.’ 

Another employee told of Ford brandishing a gun as he chased workers then opened fire.

Told the employee: ‘He just started spraying everybody in the production area,’ 

‘I heard pop, pop, pop.’ 

‘There are a lot of shot victims,’ Harvey County Sheriff T Walton told reporters in a press conference.

‘This is just a horrible incident that happened here.’

Police will be meeting with relatives of the victims at a local high school. 

An exact death toll will be released at a press conference later in the night. 

  • Appalachite

    Take guns from black men-Sarah Silverman.

  • Appalachite

    Another black male commiting a mass shooting.

  • Appalachite

    Black privilege…

  • Appalachite

    The mass shooter is a black male, liberals scramble to make excuses.

  • Sterculius

    The NRA wins again! Another nut with a fine assortment of assault rifles and handguns. Got a grievance? Stand your ground!

  • And this is the email response that just arrived in my inbox:

    The Hesston shooter was not bullied and not a “lamb chop” as you say. If he was then why was he served a Protection from Abuse otherwise known as a restraining order? My husband was seconds from being killed and you think he was bullied? He has a criminal history a mile long and was demoted at work for not doing his job. Unless you were there and actually had the real facts i suggest you delete this story because you are causing so much more pain for the families that lost loved ones that he killed. And severely injured many more. Good friends and guys that are like family to my husband and I are in the hospital right now because of this idiot. I have no respect for anyone trying to make this into a “oh the murder is the victim”. You have no idea what you are talking about.

  • 63Marine

    Here we go again, just another typical n****r shooting up a business. When are those a-holes going to learn “you can’t get away” with terror.

  • GregWhitenerel

    What gang did he belong to? OR is it just the being a black guy thing?

  • Realist

    Villains kill people… not victims. You folks are thrown off.

  • woodyblack

    He CLEARLY dated white women, so there it goes…

  • Hu_Flung_Pu

    I would imagine what set him off had something to do with the restraining order served against him earlier in the day.

  • Hu_Flung_Pu

    But But i thought mass shooters were all supposed to be crazy white people…….

  • GregWhitenerel

    I blame Quentin Tarrantino and Djamgo Unchained. Just sayin.

  • ReppinRealBrothas

    I not co-signing going postal at work, but grown ass people bullying coworkers. Fucking really!

    When he said “I have no one to talk to”, I knew he was probably the only Black person working there. Based on the crime scene photos, I see no other people of color. I been read stories since the 90’s, about some of these small town factories. I remember one guy talked about walking into the break room at Walmart and seeing a dummy hanging in a noose. You couldn’t pay me enough money to be the only Black person at a small to mid-size company, especially anything blue collar in a small city. Hell to the no!

    With the said, save your money, bust your ass at work (so they can’t engage in character assassination in court), record the abuse, report it to management and form a paper trial and then hire you a shark attorney. Just working in some oppressive environment until you crack and go off the deep end, is not sensible and self-defeating. I’m willing to bet, they weren’t just teasing him a “bit”, as one of his female coworkers mentioned. I remember reading an article in the NY Times over 10 years ago, about Black male employee at a Budweiser plant. He was like the only Black man there. His White coworkers would go in the office and get on the loudspeaker making ape noises and yelling his name, during the fucking shift. Management just ignored his complaints. If you have 2 small children, you can’t allow people to turn you inside out. Get some therapy and leave that toxic environment. I have a feeling, all his victims were White and with that said, the court system is going to come down on him like a ton of bricks, mental health issues or not.

    I’ll be watching this case. I have good intuition, when it comes to this stuff.

  • We’re not trying to make him be neither hero nor villain. We are simply referencing comments Ford made on his own facebook page (which gives an insight to the way he perceived the world around him) along with citing fellow workers who conceded that Ford was probably on the receiving end of some flak. A healthy person wouldn’t in turn seek to gun down their perceived tormentors, but again the fact that this may have been Ford’s reaction gives an insight as to the way he perceived the world and how he imagined the world perceiving him.

    Of course there’s more yet to discover, but it’s obvious Cedric Ford is one short of a lamb chop- which raises the question what helped push him over the edge and to what degree is all this a reflection of the social mores of living in modern day America where gun massacres are the new feel good way of getting on your with day and becoming a media icon- for better or worse …..

  • crich

    seriously… you are trying to make this doped out violent offender the victim? Pathetic… There is NO evidence he was a bullied employee… And the only mental issue evidence is in the drugged out video he posted a week ago showing him obviously stoned. He is just a ganged up moron criminal mass murderer.

  • Truth defender

    So he’s the victim? Are you guys for real???