Three dead in AHP murder/suicide

Friday, June 30, 2006

HARRISONBURG, Va. - An American HomePatient employee, apparently upset at the thought that he might be fired, went to work May 16 heavily armed and killed two co-workers before ending his own life. The gunman, identified as Brewer Hoover Jr., 65, was a longtime employee of American HomePatient, according to the Harrisonburg Daily News-Record. The two victims were identified as Gary Gibson and Bonnie Gump, both 54. A police S.W.A.T. team responded to the shootings at the Town Center shopping center location at about 8 a.m. After a two-hour standoff, police moved in, but Hoover shot himself in the head, police Lt. Kurt Boshart told USA Today.