The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Thursday, January 07, 2010

St Louis Shooting-- Timothy Hendron

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The ABB Power Plant in St Louis came under attack this morning, when at 6:30 a man walked into the transformer plant entered with a AK47 and opened fire. The employees still in the plant are being told by police and rescue workers to stay put via text message and phone calls. It is presently unclear if the shooter was injured, his current whereabouts, but he is believed to be a disgruntled worker who possibly had worked at the plant for 25 years. Neighbors of Power plant saying they heard shooting this morning. That a man with gun shot two employees in the parking lot this morning, at a range of about 8 feet away.

About 6:30 a.m. today, police got a call from a woman, very upset, who said that someone came in to the east side of the building and started shooting. "They are still shooting," a dispatcher told police officers rushing to the scene at 6:34 a.m.

The scene was so chaotic that even the descriptions of the gunman were confusing to police. At first, a witness described the gunman only as a black man, about 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9, wearing a tan coat and carrying a semiautomatic weapon. Later, a company supervisor called police to give the name of a disgruntled worker who had possibly been recently fired. That worker was a white man.


At least one victim is believed to be dead, and at least 3 others injured.


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Sources:
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SCENE PHOTOS:
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UPDATE Swat team entering building now. Suspect has been identified as Timothy Hendron, and its been released that he owns a pewter Nissan truck with license plates with Missouri license plate OKK 696.

UPDATE:

Hendron was involved in a federal lawsuit filed in the Western District Court in Missouri, regarding losses suffered from a company ran retirement plan.

It appears that it may not be the first time Hendron was involved in a court action with his employer, as he filed a lawsuit in 1998 in the 22nd Judicial Court in Missiouri. You can look it up here:

22984-01518 - ABB POWER T AND D CO INC VS ADELSBERGER ETAL


This information is provided as a service and is not considered an official court record.
Date Filed: 07/31/1998
Location: City of St. Louis Case Type: CC Injunction
Disposition: Dismiss by Ct w/o Prejudice Date of Disposition: 09/15/1999
Judge/Commissioner At Disposition: DIERKER, ROBERT H JR


*Court record information can be accessed by following above link and searching for Tim Hendron by name.

Cases listed include:


HENDRON, TIMOTHY G 22912-04365 Defendant LEGGETT VS HENDRON ETAL CC Personal Property Taxes 08/12/1991
Circuit 22 The City of St. Louis City of St. Louis
HENDRON, TIMOTHY G 22933-03103 Plaintiff HENDRON VS BOURGEOIS HENDRON FC Dissolution- w/o Children 09/02/1993
Circuit 22 The City of St. Louis City of St. Louis

HENDRON, TIMOTHY G 22922-02131 Defendant LEGGETT VS HENDRON ET AL CC Personal Property Taxes 06/01/1992
ST LOUIS, MO Circuit 22 The City of St. Louis City of St. Louis
HENDRON, TIMOTHY G 22942-02205 Defendant LEGGETT VS HENDRON CC Personal Property Taxes 06/04/1994
ST LOUIS, MO Circuit 22 The City of St. Louis City of St. Louis

HENDRON, TIMOTHY G 22962-01989 Defendant LEGGETT VS HENDRON Collector of Revenue Tax Cases 06/05/1996
ST LOUIS, MO Circuit 22 The City of St. Louis City of St. Louis
HENDRON, TIMOTHY G 22982-01996 Defendant LEGGETT VS HENDRON Collector of Revenue Tax Cases 06/06/1998
ST LOUIS, MO Circuit 22 The City of St. Louis City of St. Louis

HENDRON, TIMOTHY G 22992-02267 Defendant LEGGETT VS HENDRON Collector of Revenue Tax Cases 06/05/1999
ST LOUIS, MO Circuit 22 The City of St. Louis City of St. Louis
HENDRON, TIMOTHY G 21C91-11741 Defendant STATE OF MISSOURI V TIMOTHY G HENDRON ETAL AC Tax Action Other 05/17/1991
Circuit 21 St. Louis County St Louis County



UPDATE: Reports coming in that police are now at the home of Hendron which he shared with his wife, located at 307 Dobbin Rd. in Webster Groves. The home sits on a "off the beaten track" road in what appears to be a nice neighborhood, with no real rear neighbors. (link)

UPDATE:
ABB Spokesman Thomas Schmidt indicates 217 employees work at plant, however there were less actually unsight at the time. They will not confirm whether or not Hendron was/is employees of company.

Police confirm 1 person is dead, 4 injured with two in critical condition.

AP reporting Hendron is still believed to be in ABB Power, despite recent "peek towards" his home. Police still at scene, continuing in search.

Also releasing information that Hendron may have been recently fired from ABB.

UPDATE:
Police releasing information that Hendron may be within 2 miles of the ABB company, while still searching within the campus.

12:05
Swat team leaves building, then re-enters building in formation.
Five confirmed shooting victims, with one pronouced dead.

12:18
Seven Shoot, 3 dead per St Louis Fire Department

UPDATE:
Gunman believed to be dead, police still searching facility room by room.