Albuquerque Office Shooting Leaves 6 Dead
A gunman opened fired killing 6 people and injured several others before turning the gun on himself.
The shooter was a 37-year-old man and his ex-wife or girlfriend who police believe were involved in a domestic violence situation that spilled into the office of Emcore Corporation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, CNN reports.
Officers responded to a call at Emcore Coporation, an Albuquerque solar and fiber optics manufacturer, where they found a total of 10 people shot -- four were dead, including a man believed to be the shooter, officials said. Two more have since died of gunshot wounds.
Police say the shooter was a former Emcore employee and the incident was a domestic violence workplace shooting.
The girlfriend or wife of the shooter was a current employee. The shooter is reported to have two children who were taken into custody.
About 85 Emcore employees were taken to a community center for interviews with detectives, officials said.
In general, domestic violence can take a number of forms, including:
- physical behavior (slapping, punching, pulling hair or shoving)
- forced or coerced sexual acts or behavior (unwanted fondling or intercourse, or sexual jokes and insults)
- threats (threatening to hit, harm or use a weapon)
- psychological abuse (attacks on self-esteem, attempts to control or limit another person's behavior, repeated insults or interrogation)
- stalking (following a person, appearing at a person's home or workplace, making repeated phone calls or leaving written messages), or
- cyberstalking (repeated online action or email that causes substantial emotional distress).
Typically, many kinds of abuse go on at the same time in a household.
- Police: 6 dead, 4 wounded in Albuquerque shooting (Associated Press)
- Domestic Violence: Background (FindLaw)
- Domestic Violence FAQ (FindLaw)
- Domestic Violence (provided by Hines, Ranc & Holub)
- Workplace Violence and Negligent Security Claims (provided by Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.)
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