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Wash. paint store driver kills manager, self

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm •  Published: February 3, 2014

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A paint company driver fatally shot a company manager and then killed himself Monday at a business park in this southwest Washington city.

Police found the manager, Ryan E. Momeny, 45, lying dead in front of the Benjamin Moore Paint distribution center, police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said. Robert R. Brown, 64, a company driver, was found inside a vehicle in the parking lot, dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Kapp said.

Police continue to investigate but are not looking for anyone else in the shootings, Kapp said in a statement late Monday. She did not discuss a motive.

No one else was injured in the gunfire just before noon, Kapp said.

A nearby school was briefly locked down as a precaution when shots were first reported.

The business is in an industrial park next to a state highway. At least four police cars were at the scene hours after the shooting.

In a statement, Benjamin Moore said it was "deeply saddened" by the shooting.

"We continue to gather details of what happened, and are working with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation," spokeswoman Kimberlee M. Bradshaw said.

Momeny, of nearby Camas, was a Seattle Seahawks fan who was wearing a Seahawks football jersey on Monday, the day after the team's Super Bowl victory, The Oregonian reported.

Brian Cote said Momeny gave him a job at the warehouse after he left the Marine Corps in 2007.

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