“I hope what he gave all of us we take out to our community and use it to better ourselves and our community,” Allman said about Hawkins during the interview.
Business records show that in 2004, Allman started a youth development organization called Helping Hands Changing Hearts, which listed its location as Allman’s home address. However, the IRS automatically revoked the organization’s exempt status as a nonprofit for failure to file proper tax forms for three consecutive years, records showed.
The shootings rattled those who know Allman, said Paulette Conner, a neighbor in his San Jose apartment complex. Police were still talking to Allman’s teenage daughter inside their apartment late Wednesday morning, she said.
Conner said Allman occasionally griped to her and others over the years about his job, including his various shift changes and some co-workers, but she never imagined that he could do something violent. She said Allman is a local fixture who has been heavily involved in San Jose’s black community.
“He is very kind, sociable person and a really good father,” Conner said. “I’ve never known him to be a mean person.”
The Permanente Quarry is a limestone and aggregate mining operation and cement plant owned by Lehigh Southwest Cement.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” Dan Harrington, president and chief executive of parent company Lehigh Hanson Inc., said in a statement. “I have committed the company’s resources to assist our affected employees during this difficult time.”
The quarry was issued its first permit in May 1939, according to Santa Clara County documents.
The site has been subject to a number of environmental violations over the years, and has been subject to noise and other complaints from residents who live nearby.
Lehigh makes about 1.2 million tons of cement per year, and its products are involved in a number of major construction projects including the seismic upgrades to the Golden Gate Bridge.
• Associated Press writers Jason Dearen, Terry Collins, Sudhin Thanawala and Beth Duff-Brown and photographer Paul Sakuma contributed to this report.
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