Police: Step-grandfather of Bills RB kills 2, self
Posted at: 08/24/2013 9:25 PM
The step-grandfather of Buffalo Bills running back CJ Spiller went on a shooting spree rampage in Florida Saturday, killing three people, including himself, and injuring two others.
According to our affiliate WTLV in Jacksonville, Hubert Allen, Jr., 72, began the shooting spree around 9:20 a.m. Saturday.
Among the dead is Marvin Pritchett, 80, owner of Pritchett Trucking Company, Allen's employer for 35 years.
The Union County Sheriff's Office released a detailed statement Saturday afternoon providing a timeline of the shootings. The incident began when Allen went to a location owned by Pritchett and encountered Romando Gonzalez-Delgado, 28, his former co-worker, and killed him. Then a short distance away, Allen shot and killed Pritchett.
Minutes later, as he was driving away, Allen confronted Lewis Mabrey Jr., 66, another former employee of Pritchett, operating a farm tractor. Allen pulled over and exchanged words with him, then fired one shot from a small-bore shotgun, striking Mabrey in the left arm and side.
Mabrey was taken to a hospital where he was expected to undergo surgery for a broken arm and other injuries. He is considered stable and in good condition.
WTLV is reporting that Mabrey helped police identify the gunman.
Allen then went to Pritchett Trucking Company in Lake Butler and shot David Griffis, 44, another co-worker, in the stomach. Griffis was rushed to the hospital for immediate surgery. He is listed in critical condition.
Allen then returned to his home and shot himself.
Sheriff's deputies and other local police agencies are investigating five crime scenes and interviewing witnesses and Pritchett Trucking employees. They believe Allen acted alone in the shootings.
Investigators declined to discuss a motive.