CONCORD, Calif. — A store manager held hostage by an infatuated ex-employee says she ended the five-hour ordeal by obeying the man's frantic order to shoot him or be shot.
"There was no other way to get out alive," Mary McIntyre said after emerging from the Contra Costa Trophy and Embroidery store Monday night.
She said the man held her hand on a gun and aimed it at his head, ordering her to fire. She told the man that she wouldn't shoot him, but he threatened her life repeatedly.
The man, identified as Jociel G. Bulawin, 35, died from a single gunshot wound to the head.