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Cupertino shooting suspect Shareef Allman captured

October 6, 2011 |  9:06 am

Shareef Allman A Cupertino quarry worker who allegedly killed three people and wounded seven others in a shooting rampage at his California workplace, was apprehended Thursday morning, a sheriff's official said.

Sgt. Jose Cardoza of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department said Shareef Allman, 47, of San Jose, was apprehended at a home in Sunnyvale.

He could not confirm earlier reports that Allman had been shot. Some media outlets had reported that he had been killed.

Photos: Shooting at California quarry

Allman was the subject of a two-day manhunt after Wednesday's early morning shooting at the Lehigh Permanente rock quarry.

He had attended a regularly scheduled 4:15 a.m. safety meeting at the Lehigh Permanente plant when he allegedly opened fire with a rifle and handgun. Two co-workers died at the scene. Another died later at a local hospital. Seven were wounded.

Later, Allman allegedly shot and wounded a Hewlett-Packard contract employee in the company’s parking lot, in an attempt to take her car.

The shooting set off a massive manhunt involving peace officers, police dogs and helicopters with officers going door to door in neighborhoods in Cupertino and neighboring Sunnyvale.

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-- Sam Quinones

twitter.com/samquinones7

Photo: Shareef Allman. Credit: City of Cupertino / Associated Press

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