UPDATE: Police: Shooter Found Dead After Reportedly Killing Man At Will Rogers Airport
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Will Rogers World Airport are slowly resuming operations after a shooting suspect was found dead.
The airport was put on lockdown after reports of a shooting shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday, said police.
Oklahoma City police confirmed Michael Winchester, 52, who worked for Southwest Airlines was gunned down at work.
"When you have a potential suspect inside a building as big as the airport and several levels of parking garage to search, it's going to be time consuming," said Oklahoma City police Capt. Paco Balderrama.
After a five-hour lockdown, police announced the suspect had been located in a red pickup on the second level of the parking garage.
"When there is a vehicle that is potentially booby trapped ... we have to take our time to clear the vehicle," said Balderrama.
Police said a the tactical unit used a technique to blowout one of the windows but it was difficult to distinguish if the suspect was still a threat.
A tactical robot was used to get a closer look.
Police confirmed the suspect was dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The identity of the suspect has not been released.
"We believe it was premeditated -- not random," said Balderrama.
Police explained the suspect obviously knew Winchester's work schedule and waited for the victim to arrive or leave the airport.
UPDATE: Law enforcement sources have identified the shooter as Lloyd Buie.