The father of Chiefs long snapper James Winchester was killed in a shooting Tuesday in Oklahoma City.  Police later determined that the gunman who murdered Michael Winchester, 52 then killed himself Tuesday at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport.  Police also described the attack as premeditated.

Winchester was an employee of Southwest Airlines and was shot while walking between a crowded terminal and the airport employee parking area. The unidentified suspect was later found dead in a pickup truck in public parking garage overlooking the scene. Police said the suspect appeared to die of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Capt. Paco Balderrama of the Oklahoma City police said a white male suspect was found dead with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in a red pickup truck on the second level of an airport parking garage.

Winchester’s dad was a punter from 1984 to 1985 for Oklahoma, where his son, James, also snapped from 2009 to 2011.

Winchester appeared in 16 games last season and nine games so far this year