Suspect in California quarry shooting described by authorities
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.
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.
-- Sam Quinones
Photo: Police surround the entrance to the quarry on Wednesday morning where the deadly shootings occurred. Credit: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press