Colleagues and investigators have been at a loss Thursday to elucidate what drove a San Francisco UPS driver to tug out an assault weapon at work and kill three co-staff who police suspect he focused.
Jimmy Lam, an 18-yr veteran of UPS, appeared to single out the three slain drivers however investigators have but to find out what set him off on Wednesday, an official within the San Francisco Police Division stated.
The official was not approved to debate the case publicly and spoke on the situation of anonymity.
The violence ended when the 38-yr-previous Lam turned the gun on himself and took his personal life as staff ran from the packing facility and police closed in.
As investigators labored to find out a motive, associates and colleagues recounted private and professional troubles that Lam had skilled, together with numerous driving violations.
He was convicted twice of driving on a suspended license in 2013 and 2014, in line with DMV data. His license was additionally suspended in 2014 for negligently working a car.
Lam additionally had a run-in with the regulation in 2010, when he was convicted in San Francisco of driving underneath the affect and sentenced to 3 years’ probation.
UPS spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg stated she didn’t know particulars about Lam’s driving document and wouldn’t remark. She added, nevertheless, that UPS drivers are anticipated to have the ability to drive legally.
There was no indication that Lam’s driving document affected his capability to work at UPS.
In one other matter, Lam filed a grievance in March claiming he was working extreme additional time, stated Joseph Cilia, Lam’s pal and an official with the union that represents UPS drivers. Cilia stated Lam was upset with managers whom he accused of forcing him to work additional time.
However not one of the males who have been shot have been managers, Cilia famous, including that he knew of no disputes between Lam and the victims.
Shaun Vu, a senior UPS driver, stated Lam struggled with melancholy and had private troubles a number of years in the past that concerned a dispute with a girlfriend over visitation rights for his or her younger baby. Vu stated he inspired Lam to hunt counseling.
“I advised him, you will have an issue or really feel dangerous about your self or your life, one of the best factor to do is get skilled assist,” he stated.
Lam informed Vu that he would converse with administration after which took off work for a number of months. He appeared high quality when he returned to work however Vu observed a couple of weeks in the past that Lam seemed troubled.
“I simply noticed him passing by and requested how he…