San Fernando Valley Criminal Defense Attorney

Valleys Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney

Workplace Gunman On the Loose

Authorities are on a manhunt for Shareef Allman, a trucker at a Cupertino quarry, who allegedly showed up at a safety meeting at the plant early Wednesday morning armed with an assault rifle and handgun and opened fire. Two were killed at the scene and six others were wounded.

He later attempted to steal a woman's car, then shot her.

Police have recovered a shotgun, handgun, and two assault weapons. Allman is still believed to be "armed and dangerous".

"The challenges are the big geographical area, the challenges are we know he is armed," said Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, who confirmed that deputies have been in touch with Allman's family.

When asked what her message was to the fugitive, she said: "Please surrender. There are a lot of officers out there looking for you. We need you, we need you now and we need to make sure that the public is safe."

According to Smith, the suspect's car was found at a gas station and a surveillance camera had gotten pictures of the armed fugitive. Residents are being cautioned to be careful and to call 911 if they notice any suspicious activity.

Mitchell Julien, 50, said he knew Allman and described him as "a highly spiritual guy" and "not a monster." He said Allman was "concerned with issues in the black community." "He was trying to uplift us as a people...I'm totally blown away. He was always uplifting. If you meet him, you'd love him. He was not violent. He was a lovable kind of guy....Something really bad had to have happened up there for him to do this."

If you or someone you know is being accused of a violent crime, contact our office today at (818) 986-2092. The criminal defense attorneys at the Hedding law firm have an extensive amount of experience with these types of cases and will work hard to get the best possible outcome for your unique case.

Categories: Murder, Violent Crimes
Criminal Defense Blog
The Perfect Defense
Aiding and Abetting
Attorney Referral
Client Testimonials
Cross Examination
Domestic Violence
DUI Defense
DUI Of Drugs
DMV Hearing
Federal Crimes
Felony DUI
Under 21 DUI
Hit and Run
Drug Offenses
Juvenile Crimes
Jury Trial
Obstruction of Justice
Probation Violations
Preliminary Hearing
Sex Crimes
Theft Crimes
Three Strikes Crimes
Weapons Charges
White Collar Crimes
Violent Crimes
Contact Us

The Hedding Law Firm

Phone: (818) 986-2092 | (866) 986-2092
The Hedding Law Firm
Phone: (818) 986-2092
Encino-San Fernando Valley Address:
16000 Ventura Blvd #1208 Encino, CA 91436
View Map
Los Angeles-Downtown Address:
445 South Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071