The employee suspected of opening fire at a Fresno processing plant on Tuesday, killing one person and wounding three others before turning the gun on himself, was described by police as a "discharged parolee" with an "extensive criminal history."
The suspect, identified as Lawrence Jones, 42, was found outside the Apply Valley Farms plant with an apparent gunshot wound to the head, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.
Jones' criminal background was not immediately known, although Dyer said it stretched into the 1990s.
Jones clocked in to work shortly before 5 a.m. and at about 8:30 "pulled out a handgun and began opening fire" near a cold storage section of the building, Dyer said. Police went to the central Fresno plant after several employees called 911.
Officers found four victims: a 32-year-old woman who had been shot in the lower back, a 34-year-old man shot in the head, a 28-year-old man shot in the neck and a 32-year-old man, also shot in the head.
The 32-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, Dyer said. The male victims were in critical condition at local hospitals; the woman was in serious condition but was expected to survive.