WDBJ slayings: Disguises in gunman’s car may have been for getaway – CNN

(CNN)He carefully choreographed the slaying of the two journalists for maximum shock value. And, judging from the items found in his car, he took equally meticulous steps to get away with it.

But a text message to a friend may have been Vester Lee Flanagan’s undoing.

A search warrant document that CNN obtained Thursday shows the lengths Flanagan went to avoid getting caught after gunning down reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward on live TV Wednesday.

Police have found clues inside gunman Vester Flanagan's getaway rental car.Police have found clues inside gunman Vester Flanagan's getaway rental car.

Later, clues were found inside the rental car Flanagan used for his getaway, a Chevrolet Sonic.

Inside the subcompact four-door sedan — a far cry from his usual ride, a 2009 Ford Mustang — police found a wig, a black hat, a shawl, sunglasses and a to-do list. Police also found three license plates inside.

And the use of a rental car was no last-minute decision by Flanagan. He rented it weeks before the shooting.

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