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CONFIRMED: Shareef Allman is Dead

Police are confirming the suspect shot this morning in Sunnyvale is indeed Shareef Allman, the man responsible for yesterday's shootings in Cupertino and Sunnyvale. A press conference is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

Updated 9:34 a.m., Oct. 6: Lt. Rick Sung, spokesman for the Santa Clara County Sheriff's, confirmed that Shareef Allman, the Lehigh Southwest Cement Plant employee responsible for yesterday's shootings in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, was shot and killed in front of a home near 934 Lorne Way in Sunnyvale at approximately 7:20 a.m.

Allman's body is lying under a tarp in the driveway of a home on Lorne Way. The Santa Clara County Coroner was en route to the scene of the crime, which is cordoned off with police tape. Lorne Way is located one block off of Homestead Road in Sunnyvale's "Birdland" neighborhood.

Sung is reporting that the suspect was shot by multiple police officers who had been working around the clock since yesterday on the search parties in the area.

Residents of Lorne Way in Sunnyvale were shaken Thursday morning, at the realization that Allman was in their midst overnight.

Early this morning, a resident said police had come to her door after the shooting to make sure everyone was OK. The neighbor said she asked them, "Did you guys get the guy?" and the officers said yes.

Another neighbor, Helen Bernaciak, who lives two doors down from the home where the shooting occurred, said she woke up to a terrible commotion.

"Oh my God, it was horrible," she said. Afterward she heard sirens and police began to show up in droves. "All I can see is so many policemen," Bernaciak said around 8 a.m. "I don't know where there are any others anywhere, they're all here."

She said a woman who lives in the home closest to where the shooting happened was taken outside with her baby and put in a police car. Police later escorted a man to the patrol car to join them, she said.

Bernaciak said police had searched her backyard on Wednesday but she didn't believe Allman was in her neighborhood.

"I wouldn't have been able to sleep last night if I thought he was that close to me," she said.

David Martinez and his wife Daisy Wu were unable to get back into their home on Wednesday until 8 p.m. and didn't realize Allman was so close.

"He was actually still in our next door neighbors front yard. For all that police action he (was) still right in the vicinity. We were talking with KTVU2 when the police shots could be heard," Martinez said.

The couple whose home is on Homestead shares a fence with the home where Allman was hiding out.

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith has announced a press conference to take place in San Jose at 11:30 a.m. today. Patch will cover the press conference.

—Bay City News contributed to this report

Krista Drakonyan October 06, 2011 at 05:06 PM
The name of the street is LORNE not THORNE
Pam Marino October 06, 2011 at 05:33 PM
Thank you. It's been fixed.
judy zuck October 06, 2011 at 06:36 PM
where is the press conference being shown?
Chris Zhang October 06, 2011 at 10:40 PM
A terrible end to a tragic event. But thanks to the hard work and bravery of the law enforcement officers, many neighbors will sleep better tonight. Bad things can happen anywhere. It wouldn't be a bad idea to always watch out for yourself and your loved ones. I shot this video yesterday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IVjuKIQIrA
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