David Griffis Dies, Shot in Rampage By Truck Company Employee Hubert Allen Jr.

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 27, 2013 Updated: August 27, 2013

David Griffis, 44, is the third person to die after being wounded by 72-year-old Hubert Allen Jr., who went on a shooting rampage in a small town in Florida Saturday. 

Griffis died Tuesday. Allen, a longtime employee at Pritchett Trucking Inc., had driven to various locations around Lake Butler, Fla., to shoot former co-workers. He had shot Friffis at the company’s headquarters in Lake Butler before killing himself.

His other victims include former co-worker Rolando Gonzalez-Delgado, 28, and his former employer, 80-year-old Marvin Pritchett. He also shot Lewis Mabrey Jr., 66, but did not kill him. Mabrey is recovering from his wounds, including a broken arm.

Officials told the L.A. Times they have found a suicide note at Allen’s home that reads: “These people deserve to die.”

Allen wrote the names of the people he planned to kill and also wrote that he deserved to die himself. Authorities are still puzzled about the motives of the multiple-murder in the town of about 1,500 people some 50 miles southwest of Jacksonville. 

Maj. Gary Seay, an undersheriff with Union County Sheriff’s Office, told the L.A. Times Allen always seemed to get along with the men he shot and he had never been a problem in the community. 

“That’s what’s really bothering us the most,” Seay said. “We haven’t gotten the motive put together yet because all of them were friends and knew each other.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.