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June 25, 2015 -- 49-year-old Rodney Jackson allegedly shot his boss moments after being laid off.

Jason S. Yanko was shot by Jackson multiple times, authorities say.

The crime occurred in Houston, Texas and was reported June 24, 2015.

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Rodney Jackson had just been laid off and escorted out the front door of steel distribution company Val-Fit Inc. in northeast Houston. He went to his car, then wanted to come back inside the company.

His boss, Jason Yanko, the man who earlier told him he no longer had a job, said no.

"Are you sure?" Jackson is said to have responded.

And then, authorities said, he pulled a gun from his right pant pocket and opened fire, killing Yanko.

The details of that confrontation that turned deadly on Tuesday afternoon are outlined in the criminal complaint that charges 49-year-old Jackson with murder.

Jackson fled the building in a company truck after the shooting and a day later surrendered to authorities in the West Texas town of Fort Stockton. He is being held on a $50,000 bail at the Pecos County jail and is expected to return to Houston to face charges.

It was about lunchtime, according to the complaint, when Jackson met with Yanko and the company's warehouse manager in a conference room. After Jackson was told that he was being laid off, he was asked to sign termination papers. He refused, left the room and slammed the door, the manager told investigators. The manager and Yanko followed Jackson out the building and watched him go across a parking lot to his car.

Jackson returned to the building, started walking up steps toward Yanko, and asked to go inside. After being denied, he started shooting, according to the complaint.

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  1. Not our equals, not fit to be in this country, and they won't stop until whites force them out.

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