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.