North Dakota man fired from job fatally shoots coworkers, killing couple and their unborn baby girl

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Source: Cass County jail; MEGA

Nov. 19 2021, Published 2:32 p.m. ET

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A North Dakota man who was fired from his factory job fatally shot two coworkers who were a couple and expecting a baby girl within weeks, authorities said.

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On Nov. 17, witnesses working at Composite America in Fargo told police Anthony Reese, 35, got into a fight with Richard Pittman, 43, and management told Reese to leave, according to court documents obtained by Valley News Live.

Shortly after 2 p.m. the same day, the documents state, Reese reentered the factory and again confronted Pittman. A witness said Reese pulled out a handgun and fatally shot Pittman before turning the gun on Carbone, who was reportedly 35 weeks pregnant.

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Reese, a convicted felon and registered sex offender, turned himself over to law enforcement following the incident and he was charged with two counts of murder as well as the murder of an unborn child.

Police recovered a 9mm semi-automatic pistol believed to be the murder weapon not far from the factory.

Fargo police said officers continue to investigate the shooting.

"The Fargo Police Department extends our deepest condolences to the families and friends of April and Richard, and to the employees of Composite America," the agency said in a statement.

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