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Police Kill Gunman Who Opened Fire on Co-workers at Safety Meeting

by Bongarde Editorial

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Following a huge manhunt, police shot and killed a 47-year-old California man who had earlier opened fire on his co-workers at a company safety meeting, killing three and injuring seven others.

Fifteen men employed at the Lehigh Hanson’s Permanente Cement Plant in Cupertino, CA, had gathered in a trailer for the pre-dawn meeting when their co-worker, Shareef Allman, pulled out a .40-caliber handgun and began shooting them.

Allman left the murder scene in a car and was shot dead the next day by Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputies at a home in Sunnyvale, CA.

A survivor of the shooting told a Mercury News reporter that Allman was upset at being repeatedly accused of driving recklessly in a quarry.

Friends and neighbors described Allman, who was a single parent, as a peaceful, church-going man who mentored troubled youth and campaigned for peace.

“This in not the Shareef that we know,” said Rev. Jethroe Moore II, who heads the Silicon Valley NAACP.

Bongarde Editorial

Bongarde Editorial

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