Posted: Dec 15, 2010 9:01 AM by NBC
Updated: Dec 15, 2010 9:16 AM
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - In a stunning incident caught on video, a school board chairman calmly told a gunman Tuesday that he was probably responsible for firing the man's wife and another board member tried to disarm the man with her handbag before he opened fire.
The gunman, ex-convict Clay A. Duke, fired point-blank at school board members but missed. He was wounded by a security guard and then fatally shot himself.
The gunman had for much of the meeting sat with the rest of the audience, listening to routine business. As the board was in the midst of a discussion , Duke walked to the front of the room, spray painted a red "V" with a circle around it on the white wall, then turned and waved a handgun.