Killer of Indian American CEO arrested

November 16th, 2008 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS  

Silicon Valley, California, Nov 16 (IANS) Jing Hua Wu, who gunned down Sid Agrawal, the Indian American CEO of a semi-conductor company, along with two of his top officials Friday afternoon, was arrested by the Santa Clara Police Saturday.Jing, 47, now facing triple homicide charge, was arrested by the police Saturday morning outside a business in Mountain View, the neighborhood where the assailant apparently lived. He was let go by the company Friday morning, which the police suspects could have been the main reason for this shooting spree at the office of SiPort Inc in Santa Clara.

Santa Clara Police chief Steve Lodge said the assailant was unarmed and made no resistance at the time of arrest. The arrest followed a massive manhunt launched by the police soon after the shootout Friday afternoon. Following his arrest, Jing was interrogated by police. No details were however available immediately.

The police said Jing has been arrested on charges of killing three top officials of SiPort Inc.

Sid Agrawal, 56, an electrical engineering graduate from IIT Kanpur, was the CEO and director of the company. The other two victims identified by the police included Marilyn Lewis, 67, company’s head of human resources and Brian Pugh, 47, vice president (operations) of the company.

Addressing a press conference after the arrest, Santa Clara Police Chief conceded that the shooting spree has caused “genuine fear in the community”. With global economic meltdown, a lot of people in Silicon Valley are facing job cuts.

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