Ford said Thursday the plant was operating as normal following the shooting.
A suspect was arrested late Thursday and charged today in connection to the killing of a Ford Motor Co. employee outside the automaker’s Kansas City Assembly Plant.
Deonte Buffington-Hardy, 25, was charged Friday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action following the death of Ford employee Brandon Nunnally.
Nunnally, 26, was shot and killed Thursday morning during a shift change in the parking lot outside of the Claycomo, Mo., plant, which makes the F-150 pickup and the Transit van. Nunnally was a father of three, according to a GoFundMe account set up to support the children.
A Clay County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman said Buffington-Hardy remains in custody on $1 million bond and is due in court next week. The spokesman did not disclose a possible motive.
Ford said Thursday the plant was operating as normal following the shooting and said the “intruder” was unaffiliated with the company. Police called the incident “isolated” and said there was no danger to workers at the plant.
This was the second known shooting incident involving Ford workers this summer, following the shootings of two UAW local officials who represent workers at the automaker’s Chicago Assembly Plant.