Sheriff: Man Matching California Quarry Shooter Is Dead

October 6, 2011 - 1:20 PM
California Quarry Shooting

This undated photo provided Wednesday Oct. 5, 2011 by the City of Cupertino, Calif., shows Shareef Allman. Schools were on lockdown or closed in the Silicon Valley city of Cupertino as SWAT teams sought Allman, who authorities say killed two and wounded at least six at the Northern California limestone quarry where he worked, and may have also shot a woman in an attempted carjacking afterward. Allman allegedly opened fire at a safety meeting at the Permanente Quarry at about 4 a.m. Wednesday, Santa Clara County Sheriff's spokesman Jose Cardoza said. (AP Photo/City of Cupertino)

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man matching the description of the California quarry shooting suspect is dead after being shot by law enforcement in a Silicon Valley neighborhood.

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Sgt. Jose Cardoza says the man was shot and killed around 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Several media outlets earlier reported that the man who was shot was 47-year-old Shareef Allman, but Cardoza tells The Associated Press he can't confirm that.

The shooting took place in a Sunnyvale neighborhood about 5 miles east of Permanente Quarry, where Allman allegedly opened fire on his co-workers a day earlier. Three people died, and six were wounded.

Cardoza didn't immediately provide details on how the shooting unfolded.