Cupertino shooting suspect Shareef Allman captured
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.
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.
-- Sam Quinones
Photo: Shareef Allman. Credit: City of Cupertino / Associated Press