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Suspect in California quarry shooting described by authorities

October 5, 2011 | 10:06 am

Police surround the entrance to the quarry on Wednesday morning where the deadly shootings occurred

Santa Clara County sheriff’s officials said the suspect in the Cupertino, Calif., quarry shooting was armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and a 9-mm handgun.

A broadcast over the department’s emergency radio frequency described the suspect, Shareef Allman, 49, as black, 5-feet-11, 260 pounds, and dressed in a brown jacket and blue sweat pants. (Earlier reports had had given the suspect's last name as Alman, and an age of 45.)

He allegedly shot and killed two people at a 4 a.m. safety meeting at the Lehigh Southwest Cement Co. quarry.

Photos: Shooting at California quarry

He later allegedly tried to carjack a Hewlett Packard employee in the Homestead neighborhood of the city.

He shot her and ran off. She was taken to a hospital and her condition was unknown.

Schools in the area have been closed and sheriff’s deputies are searching for him door-to-door after first cornering him in a Sunnyvale neighborhood, according to department radio reports.

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Photo: Police surround the entrance to the quarry on Wednesday morning where the deadly shootings occurred. Credit: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press

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