Virginia Beach shooting victim considered taking gun to work over concerns about colleague, lawyer says

Kate Nixon had considered taking a gun to work on May 31, the day a co-worker killed her and 11 others in the country’s deadliest mass shooting this year, a family attorney said on a radio show Monday.

The public utilities engineer was concerned about DeWayne Craddock “as well as one other person,” said Kevin Martingayle, an attorney working with Nixon’s family. So on the night of May 30, Nixon had discussed with her husband, Jason, “whether or not she should take a pistol and hide it in her handbag,” Martingayle said. She decided against it because of a city policy that prevents employees from bringing weapons to work.

The next day, Craddock, who had worked as a city public utilities engineer for nine years, used a .45-caliber handgun with a legally purchased silencer to fire at colleagues in Building 2 of the city’s Municipal Center in Princess Anne.

On Monday, Martingayle revealed the detail about Nixon’s worries on WHRV’s “HearSay with Cathy Lewis” radio show.

“The night before it happened they had that discussion,” he said on the show. “There was obviously something big going on.”

Martingayle told Lewis that he didn’t have any more details about Kate Nixon’s comments…

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