What Do We Know About Shareef Allman?
Is Shareef Allman a 'lone nut' who flipped out?
Or is there more to his story? Possibly a sleeper operative who was triggered?
Here's what we know...
He had a tv show:
He interviewed Jesse Jackson:
Is this him? Someone named Shareef Allman (out of focus in the background) played the role of a prisoner in the 2006 movie, "The Pursuit of Happyness" starring Will Smith (in foreground):
Alleged Workplace Gunman, Shareef Allman, Killed in Manhunt
By Dan Fastenberg, Posted Oct 6th 2011 @ 1:59PM
A move from day shift to nights might have caused a truck driver at a Northern California quarry, Shareef Allman, to kill three of his co-workers Wednesday and wound six others.
Meanwhile, police reported that Allman, 47, was shot to death during a manhunt by authorities Thursday in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Allman was wanted for the deaths of three at the Permanente limestone quarry in nearby Cupertino. Allman had allegedly stormed out of a routine 4:30 a.m. safety meeting only to return hours later with a fully loaded rifle and 9mm handgun, MSNBC quoted Santa Clara County Sheriff's Lt. Rick Sung as saying.
The rampage that ensued, which took place shortly before 7 a.m., took place before 15 people in attendance at the meeting. Three died, and were named as follows: Manuel Pinon, 48, of Newman, Calif., and John Vallejos, 51, and Mark Munoz, 59, both of San Jose. Six more were left in critical condition. The shootout was followed by a massive shutdown of Cupertino, the home of the Apple company. Public schools were closed for the day.
Locals and friends were at a loss trying to understand the allegations against a man they largely thought of as an upstanding member of the Northern California community. In addition to his work at the quarry, Allman produced and hosted a public access television show for the CreaTV channel in San Jose. Among the figures he had interviewed over his career included Jesse Jackson (pictured with Allman above).
And as The Associated Press and the San Jose Mercury News reported, Allman had racked up the profile of a thoughtful Renaissance man. The single father of two had been a fierce advocate for Hurricane Katrina victims, and had also penned a novel about the evils of domestic violence, entitled "Saving Grace."
"You talk about Mr. Mom," said Sandra Dailey, 54, who described herself as a close friend of Allman's. "He never missed an event. He was an incredible father."
Speculation over Allman's possible motivations centered on recent events at the quarry, according to a separate report in the San Jose Mercury News. A neighbor told police that Allman was frustrated over having his work hours cut back. He was also alleged disgruntled over his forced transition from the day to night shift. The move meant that he had less time to spend with his adolescent daughter.
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For those who remember the Waco, Texas incident, read about a Sleeper who was Triggered:
David Koresh was a long time CIA asset. Waco had been a CIA center for mind control every since the end of World War Two. Many of the German mind control scientists were brought to Waco to continue their experiments.....Gunther explained to me that there were only seven fully programmed mind control "sleepers" in the Davidian Compound. For a more complete explanation on how mind controlled "sleepers" are created, you can read Operation Open Eyes MIND CONTROL IN AMERIKA ~ Five Easy Steps To Create A Manchurian Candidate! .....Gunther told me that the Waco "sleepers" had somehow been triggered, and they were preparing to carry out their mission. The "sleepers" in the compound were created to be programmed domestic terrorists. They can be compared to the Japanese cult, Aum Shinri Kyo, that bombed the subway with sarin gas and killed and wounded hundreds of people.....The seven sleepers in the Waco compound were within days of finishing a nerve gas toxin that would have been powerful enough to kill up to 350 thousand people....... The bottom line here is that 86 men, women, and children died - i.e., they were murdered in the Branch Davidian compound on Monday, April 19th, 1993 ALL at the hands of the 4 members of this CIA "wet" team, operating under the cover of the Delta Force......The only thing that makes sense to me, is that renegade factions of the FBI wanted to use the Davidian compound as another example to the American people of what happens to people who question the government. Ruby Ridge was the first example. Randy Weaver and his family chose to be sovereign citizens, and they were punished for it! The renegade faction of the FBI is part of the New World Order. They want the American people to know the horror that will befall people who defy the government. PAUL WILCHER & GUNTHER RUSSBACHER By Rayelan Allan Russbacher
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OCTOBER 7, 2011 UPDATE
How Cupertino homicide suspect Shareef Allman eluded huge manhunt for 22 hours
By Sean Webby and Lisa Fernandez
Posted: 10/06/2011 07:24:02 AM PDT
Updated: 10/07/2011 01:30:55 PM PDT
For 22 tense hours, Shareef Allman somehow eluded an army of officers, search dogs and helicopters in one of Silicon Valley's biggest manhunts ever.
He had melted into a Sunnyvale neighborhood Wednesday morning, stashing weapons along the way -- hiding an assault rifle under a garbage bin and propping another against a utility box.
A massive search of about 400 houses turned up nothing. Then, an hour after sunrise Thursday, Silicon Valley's most wanted man suddenly appeared, crouching between two cars in a driveway, with a gun in his hand and a dog barking inside the house.
Within seconds, three Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies spotted Allman and ordered him to give up. Instead, he died in a hail
Terry Bowman, a lawyer representing the deputies in the investigation of Allman's death, said the officers told her Allman made no attempt to surrender, uttered a suicidal comment and pointed the gun at one of them.
"We're just glad its over," said Lisa Young, who lives across the street from where Allman's run came to an end. "It's been nerve-racking around here."
The portrait of the 47-year-old quarry worker and single dad that emerged Thursday -- a day after he gunned down three co-workers and wounded seven other people -- was not that of a spiritual, peace-loving man who snapped. It was one of a coldblooded killer who sheriff's officials said kept a handgun at home hidden in the cutout pages of a Bible.
Sheriff's officials revealed Thursday that Allman used a rope and piece of plywood to jam shut a door and trap about a dozen co-workers in a trailer at a Cuperitno quarry during a predawn meeting Wednesday. Then he began shooting.
While on the run a little more than an hour later, Allman made a walkie-talkie call back to the terrified survivors. His message: He was coming back to finish them off, sheriff's officials told this newspaper.
He never returned. Wednesday's massive hunt for Allman moved about five miles away to a neighborhood across the street from a Hewlett-Packard campus. A surveillance video released Thursday by the Sheriff's Office shows Allman walking past a liquor store with a rifle slung over his shoulder.
Soon after, sheriff's officials believe he placed assault rifles in two hiding places along Homestead Road -- and left a shotgun in the trunk of his 1999 Mercury. Sheriff's officials said Thursday they believed he could have been preparing for a final shootout.
Carrying a bulging bag of ammo, he next turned up in the HP parking lot, where he shot a 60-year-old woman in a botched carjacking. Then he disappeared.
As helicopters searched overhead and schools locked their doors, officers picked through the neighborhood with German shepherds and bloodhounds, clued to Allman's scent through his abandoned car.
Deputies said they were not sure how Allman had evaded them all night. He could have hidden in a home or a garage, but there's no evidence he knew anyone there.
Deputies finally confronted Allman about 7:30 a.m. hiding behind a car in a driveway off Lorne Way.
Sheriff Laurie Smith did not specify whether the gunman fired any shots, saying those details are being investigated by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. She did say that the suspect displayed his gun to deputies "in a threatening manner."
A relative of the family who lives at the house said her daughter's dog, Choco, began barking shortly before 7:30 a.m. The daughter looked outside and saw a man crouching in the driveway, according to Grace Chu.
Chu said her daughter waved to two passing patrol cars. Just moments later, Allman lay dead in the driveway.
"I guess Choco's a hero," said Chu, who added that her daughter, who was whisked out of the home with her baby, did not want to be interviewed.
Smith took the time to praise her deputies.
"Our deputies displayed remarkable courage and we believe their actions saved lives," Smith said. "The community should view them as heroes."
The deputies who fired on Allman were identified as Lindsay Crist, 24, a deputy for less than two years; Christopher Hilt, 24, a two-year deputy; and 30-year-old Fabian De Santiago, with the office for 4 ½ years. One of the deputies radioed in that Allman had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
Smith also praised emergency workers, hundreds of deputies and officers from neighboring agencies -- Sunnyvale, San Jose, Palo Alto and others -- and the Red Cross for their part in the huge manhunt and aftermath of the chaos.
"This is a sad day," said the Rev. Jethroe "Jeff" Moore II, head of the Silicon Valley NAACP, a friend of Allman's who had pleaded for him to surrender. "My heart goes out to all the families."
Killed in Wednesday's shootings were Mark Muñoz, 59, of San Jose; John Vallejos, 51, of San Jose; and Manuel Guadalupe Piñon, 48, of Newman.
Tom Chizmadia, spokesman for Lehigh Hanson's Permanente Cement Plant, said the company is providing grief counseling, paying wages to all employees as long as the plant is closed and paying for the funerals.
"We do not want the families to have any financial burden from this," Chizmadia said.
Hospital officials reported Thursday that at least three of the shooting victims are expected to recover. A female patient at the hospital, the unidentified carjacking victim, remains in fair condition.
At Regional Medical Center of San Jose, shooting victim Jorge Moreno is listed in good condition. Stanford University Medical Center admitted one emergency room patient Wednesday, but would not provide details.
Bill Hoyt, secretary-treasurer for Teamsters Local 287, said Allman was in his office Friday discussing a recent three-week suspension he said was unfair. The suspension was apparently the result of Allman's truck hitting an overhead power line while dumping a load and although he was off suspension and back at work, Hoyt said "he was unhappy with the length of the suspension he didn't feel the punishment fit the crime."
Allman had filed a discrimination complaint with federal regulators against the cement plant about a month before Wednesday's shootings. But details about the allegations were not immediately available.
Company officials had no immediate comment about the complaint Thursday afternoon.
Helen Bernaciak, who lives two doors down from where the shooting happened, said she woke up Thursday morning to the sound of gunfire.
Bernaciak said she was surprised to find out the suspect was found two doors away.
"I figured he was gone, or I wouldn't have been able to sleep," Bernaciak said. "I was so in shock this morning to find out he wasn't. I wished I knew more. I'd like to know, 'Where was he? Where was he hiding?' "
Staff writers Mark Gomez and John Woolfolk contributed to this report. Contact Sean Webby at 408-920-5003.
Union sets up trust fund:
Donations for the families of the shooting victims are being accepted by the United Labor Bank at 2550 N. First St., Suite 102, San Jose, CA 95131
The name of the trust fund is: Teamsters Local 287/Lehigh Hanson Victim Donation Account