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Police Identify Employee Who Killed 5 at Milwaukee Brewery

Officers searched the home of Anthony Ferrill, 51

(Newser) - Police on Thursday identified the gunman in the Milwaukee brewery shooting as an electrician whose home was searched earlier in the day. Milwaukee police Chief Alfonso Morales said the shooter was 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill. Morales identified the victims as Molson Coors Brewing employees ranging in age from 33 to 57,... More »

Molson Coors Shooter Was Still Wearing His Uniform

5 victims were all fellow employees

(Newser) - Police in Milwaukee have not disclosed the identity of the gunman behind Wednesday's shooting rampage at the Molson Coors campus —but the company has described the 51-year-old as an "active brewery employee." The man was still in his uniform when he stormed the facility and killed... More »

Report: Walmart Shooter Killed His Manager

Martez Tarrell Abram was suspended a day earlier

(Newser) - The man accused of killing two people and injuring a police officer at a Walmart in Mississippi on Tuesday is a longtime employee who was recently suspended, authorities say. Martez Tarrell Abram, 39, is facing two counts of murder over the shooting at the Southaven store, CNN reports. Employees say... More »

Fired Worker Kills 2 at Calif. Ford Dealership

Man shot 2 workers before killing himself, workers say

(Newser) - A man who had just been fired from a northern California Ford dealership shot and killed two employees and then killed himself Tuesday evening, police and witnesses said. Police called to the Ford Store Morgan Hill found a man shot dead of an apparently self-inflicted wound on the ground outside... More »

Worker Said He'd Kill Everyone if Plant Fired Him: Officials

Five colleagues died and five officers were wounded

(Newser) - The gunman who killed five colleagues at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant and wounded five police officers before he was killed in a shootout had told a co-worker that February morning that he would kill everyone there and "blow police up" if he was fired, prosecutors said in a... More »

On His Internship's First Day, He Died in Workplace Shooting

Victims of shooting at Henry Pratt Company are identified

(Newser) - One of the five victims in Friday's deadly workplace shooting in Aurora, Ill., was a college student who had started an internship at the Henry Pratt Company that very day. Trevor Wehner, 21, was set to graduate from Northern Illinois University in May with a degree in human resource... More »

Friend of Maryland Shooter: 'She Wasn't a Monster'

Snochia Moseley died after shooting herself, killing 3 others

(Newser) - The alleged shooter who killed three people at a Rite-Aid distribution center outside Baltimore on Thursday before fatally shooting herself has been identified as Snochia Moseley—and her friends say she wasn't a "monster." Moseley was a 26-year-old temporary worker at the warehouse, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey... More »

Are People Getting Away With Murder at Work?

One certified fraud examiner thinks so

(Newser) - The Atlantic plucks an unexpected data point out of the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics study on fatal workplace injuries: One of the top causes on the list (after things like falling and traffic accidents) is homicide, with some 500 reported in 2016. The Atlantic uses that as a jumping-off... More »

Office Shooting Suspect Was Fired for Punching Co-Worker

Radee Prince has been arrested 42 times in Delaware

(Newser) - Radee Labeeb Prince had a record of workplace violence long before he allegedy opened fire at an office park in Maryland Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers at Advanced Granite Solutions and critically injuring two. Police say the 37-year-old, who was taken into custody Wednesday night , has a long criminal record... More »

UPS Gunman Complained About Excessive Overtime

Jimmy Lam, 38, filed a grievance in March

(Newser) - Though motive has not been established, the UPS driver who opened fire during a meeting with co-workers had filed a grievance that he was working excessive overtime and appeared to specifically go after the three drivers he killed before fatally shooting himself. Jimmy Lam, 38, filed the grievance in March... More »

Sheriff: Man Who Killed Co-Workers 'Had a Plan'

Cops say fired factory worker carefully plotted, executed specific co-workers

(Newser) - A recently fired worker from an awning company in Florida carefully planned to kill his former colleagues, singling out five and methodically shooting them in the head before taking his own life, authorities say. John Robert Neumann Jr., 45, shot and killed himself at the sound of approaching sirens Monday,... More »

Cops: 'Disgruntled' Fired Worker Kills 5, Then Himself

Police are investigating in Orlando

(Newser) - Six people are dead, including the gunman, after a former employee opened fire at a business in Orlando, Fla., reports WFTV . Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said during a briefing Monday that the gunman was a "disgruntled" ex-worker who was fired in April, per the AP . Demings said the... More »

Gunman Who Killed 2 at Florida Gym Had Just Been Fired: Cops

Abeku Wilson returned to gym with a gun shortly after his dismissal

(Newser) - The gunman who shot and killed two managers at a Florida gym before turning the gun on himself had just been fired from the fitness center for workplace violence, police said Sunday. The Miami-Dade Police Department said in a statement Sunday that 33-year-old Abeku Wilson of Miami was let go... More »

2 Dead as Fired Worker Shoots Up Texas Office

Worker who was fired earlier in the day came back with 2 guns: cops

(Newser) - Authorities say a recently fired employee opened fire at a transportation company on the outskirts of Houston, killing one employee and injuring another before fatally shooting himself, the AP reports. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said Wednesday that the gunman had been fired earlier in the day, then returned with... More »

Cops: Jammed Gun Foiled Would-Be Mass Shooter

James Cameau shot a co-worker before killing himself, say police

(Newser) - An employee of a countertop supplier in Orange Park, Fla., shot and wounded a co-worker before killing himself on Monday—but "a tragedy was averted," police say. James Cameau, 34, had been working at Jacksonville Granite for less than a month and had seemed down recently, employees say.... More »

Tech Exec Shoots CEO, Kills Self

He was upset over demotion, police say

(Newser) - An exec "despondent" over being demoted at a Chicago technology firm shot his boss and killed himself during a one-on-one meeting yesterday, police say. ArrowStream CEO Steven LaVoie, 54, was shot twice as he struggled for the gun with former chief technology officer Tony DeFrances, reports the Chicago Tribune... More »

5 Dead in Minneapolis Workplace Shooting

Gunman, signage firm's founder among the dead

(Newser) - The founder of a Minneapolis sign company was among four people killed by a gunman who opened fire inside the business yesterday afternoon before taking his own life, police say. The shooter was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune , which identifies the gunman as... More »

Quarry Shooting Suspect Shot and Killed

Sources confirm Shareef Allman's death

(Newser) - Shareef Allman, the suspect in a shooting spree at a California quarry yesterday that killed three and injured seven, has himself been shot and killed. Law enforcement sources confirm Allman's death to the San Jose Mercury News , which reports that a home in a Sunnyvale neighborhood where police had... More »

2 Dead in California Quarry Shooting

Gunman may still be on the loose in Cupertino, California

(Newser) - Two people are dead in Cupertino, Calif., and police say the alleged shooter appears to be an employee of the Hanson Permanente quarry. Another four were seriously wounded, and a worker in the quarry says another two victims have been found; their condition is unknown. KGO-TV repots that the shootings... More »

When Bullets Fly, Head for the Filing Cabinet

NYPD offers a modern take on 'duck and cover'

(Newser) - Say the unthinkable has happened: you're trapped in the office with a co-worker who's pulling an adult Columbine—what do you do? Take cover behind a filing cabinet, advises the NYPD. The recommendation comes from a study on workplace violence done by the department's counterterrorism division, the New York Post... More »

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