Apr 9, 2007

And The Beat Goes On!

Mich. gunman shoots 3 in office building
One victim dead; police find suspected gunman two hours later
Updated: 4 minutes ago

TROY, Michigan - A former accounting firm employee is suspected of shooting three people at the firm’s office building Monday morning, killing one and wounding the others, police and hospital officials said. About three hours later, police said they believed they had found the gunman.
Police said they had located the suspect — Anthony LaCalamita, 38, of Troy — on Interstate 75 north of where the shootings took place.
Police recovered a gun, but the man inside the car did not have identification and was not cooperating with police, Troy police Lt. Gerry Scherlinck said.
State Police Trooper Troy Bonadurer from the Flint post, "He has been caught. He is in custody."
The car was stopped on the north side of Saginaw County following a high-speed chase. Police first spotted the car in Genesee County near Clio on I-75, Bonadurer said.
The two shooting survivors were both men, Beaumont Hospital spokeswoman Ilene Wolfe said. She had no details about the victim who died.
LaCalamita was listed among the professional staff on the Web site of Gordon Advisors, a public accounting and business consulting firm in the building. Scherlinck said the shooter was a former employee of one of the offices there and might have been terminated as recently as a week ago.
The shooting was on the second floor, Scherlinck said. He could not say how many shots were fired but said the shooter used a long gun — either a rifle or a shotgun.
The 170,000-square-foot building houses a number of businesses, including law offices and the accounting firm where the shooting was believed to have occurred. Police at first told workers to stay in their offices but a short time later evacuated the building.
Bill Adgate, who works at LPL Financial inside the building, said he had been hunkered down inside the office for a couple of hours. He said police told the group to stay put until officers allowed them to leave.
"It's tough. I want to get out," Adgate said by telephone.

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