Albuquerque Office Shooting Leaves 6 Dead

By Kamika Dunlap on July 12, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

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.

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