Quarry shooter killed self, says coroner

The back of a book authored by Shareef Allman, 47, is shown at a news conference in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.

The man suspected of going on a deadly shooting spree last week in Cupertino and Sunnyvale died by his own hand, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Shareef Allman, 48, allegedly killed three co-workers and wounded six more people on a violent rampage that resulted in a 24-hour manhunt last Wednesday and Thursday.

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Capt. Kevin Jensen said that while there were multiple wounds in Allman’s body, the actual kill shot was a single gunshot wound to the head.  Jensen said there was stippling at Allman’s temple indicating that the shot was self-inflicted.

“There were other wounds in the body as well,” Jensen said, adding that the coroner determined the shot to the head to be the one that killed Allman.

Two Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave following the shooting.  It is unknown if they will be reinstated to active duty or if they will remain on leave until the full coroner’s report is completed.  That process will take several weeks, Jensen explained.

Read more:

San Jose Mercury News, Coroner’s report: Cupertino cement plant worker killed himself

NBC Bay Area, Shareef Allman killed himself: Coroner

SF Gate, Cupertino rampage suspect killed self, report  says

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Susie Dryden Fowkes was born and raised in the Central Coast city of Santa Cruz and studied journalism at San Francisco State University. She has lived in the Silicon Valley for more than a decade, where she has covered Bay Area news for both radio and print media. She currently resides in San Jose with her traffic reporter husband and beagle-lab mix Kona.