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Former juice company employee kills boss, is wounded by police

July 20, 2005
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Former juice company employee kills boss, is wounded by police

The Associated Press

BALTIMORE- A former employee of a juice company shot and killed his former boss Tuesday night before pointing a shotgun at police officers, who shot and wounded him, police said.

The man, fired from the H.R. Nicholson Co. about two months ago, drove to the company's northwest Baltimore headquarters shortly before 8 p.m. Armed with a shotgun, he walked through a door and asked for the evening supervisor, who had been his boss, said Maj. Richard Fahlteich, head of the homicide division.

About a dozen employees were inside at the time, and they ran to safety as the man opened fire on the supervisor.

The gunman then walked outside the building, where he sat with the shotgun in his lap until police arrived. He pointed the gun at the officers, who opened fire, Fahlteich said.

The man underwent surgery at a hospital late Tuesday. His condition was not immediately available.

It was unclear who fired the man from his job, or why he was let go, Fahlteich said.

No names were immediately released.

H.R. Nicholson, which was founded in 1906, manufactures, packages and distributes juices and juice mixes, including the Bombay Select line.


On the Net:

http://www.hrnicholson.com .

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