Suspected Lehigh Gunman Killed Himself, Coroner Announces

Shareef Allman, 47, suspected of killing three, wounding seven, died of self-inflected wound to head, according to statement.

The man accused of nearly one week ago on Oct. 5, Shareef William Allman, 47, died from a self-inflicted wound to the head, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner announced today.

Allman eluded law enforcement for 22 hours in a Sunnyvale neighborhood off of Homestead Road near Wolfe Road before being spotted by three Santa Clara County Sheriff's Deputies around 7:30 a.m., Oct. 6.

All three deputies opened fire on Allman after he "displayed, in a threatening way a handgun," Sheriff Laurie Smith said in a .

Nevertheless, the coroner's office says it was a gunshot from Allman's own gun that caused his death.

"There are other wounds on the body, but the wound that killed him was the self-inflicted contact gunshot wound to the head," Capt. Kevin Jensen, adminsitrative coroner, told Patch.

The office is not releasing how many wounds Allman sustained at this time, Jensen said. Further reports are being prepared.

A seventh person was wounded after the shooting rampage after Allman allegedly left the plant and attempted a carjacking in the Hewlett Packard parking lot near the corner of Homestead Road and Tantau Avenue.

The announcement comes as families of those killed and wounded - six survived gunshot wounds at the plant - are coming together for memorial gatherings this week. T Lehigh officials announced.

The company has stated it will pay all funeral expenses of the three men killed, Manuel Pinon, 48, of Newman, John Robert Vallejos, 51, and Mark Munoz, 59, both of San Jose.

In the meantime, Pinon's wife, Melina is suffering from a brain tumor;

The family of Allman over the weekend expressing "hearfelt condolences" to those impacted by last week's events.

For complete Patch coverage, visit our topic page for Shareef Allman.

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