NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KARK) - UPDATE 2/16/2018:
L’Oreal USA officials have released a statement about the Valentine's Day murder-suicide at its cosmetics plant on Maybelline Road.
The statement released on Friday afternoon reads:
“We have shared our deepest condolences with the family following the tragedy involving two Staffmark employees who were assigned to work in our North Little Rock distribution center. We take great pride and effort in creating a safe and healthy environment for everyone who enters our facilities. We are confident in the procedures we have in place, which are developed through adherence to regulatory guidance, listening to our employees, and consulting with authorities and leading experts. We will continue to take all of these steps as we review this situation.”
The North Little Rock Police Department said on Thursday that Jim Gilot, 32, shot and killed co-worker Chasity Cannady, 19, as she sat inside her car in a parking lot. He then turned the gun on himself. Both were dead at the scene when officers arrived.
Police have also said that detectives have determined Gilot and Cannady were not involved in any type of romantic relationship. They were simply co-workers that worked in the same area of the plant.
KARK learned on Friday that Gilot had a criminal background. In 2013 after getting arrested for impersonating an officer in Nebraska the charges were dropped, according to NBC affiliate WOWT.
Gilot was arrested in Benton County last year on obstruction charges. An arrest report states that deputies found him in a vehicle that looked like a patrol car.
(ORIGINAL STORY 2/14/2018)
A man and woman are dead in what police are calling a case of murder-suicide in Arkansas.
It happened shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday at the L'Oreal Maybelline plant at 11500 Maybelline Drive.
When police arrived, they found the victim and suspect dead in a parking lot.
The victim has been identified as Chasity Denise Cannady, 19. Police have identified the suspect as Jim Gilot, 32.
According to a police news release, witnesses to the incident told officers that Gilot shot Cannady before turning the gun on himself.
Police say Cannady was a current employee of the company and that Gilot had also worked there at one time, but his current employment status has not yet been determined.