Jing Hua Wu, killer of Indian American CEO held

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Silicon Valley, Nov 16: Jing Hua Wu, who gunned down the Indian American CEO of a semi-conductor company, Sid Agrawal, was arrested by the Santa Clara Police on Saturday, Nov 15. He was held by the police from Mountain View where he lived. He was a lead product test engineer of the semi-conductor company SiPort Inc. He was let go by the company on Friday, Nov 14 morning, which the police suspect could have been the prime motive for this shooting spree at the office of SiPort Inc in Santa Clara. Steve Lodge, the Santa Clara police chief said Jing was unarmed and made no resistance at the time of arrest. The arrest was followed by a massive manhunt launched by the police soon after the shootout. The police said Jing had been arrested on charges of killing three top officials of SiPort Inc.

Sid Agrawal, 56, an electrical engineering graduate from IIT Kanpur, was the CEO and director of the company. He was shot dead along with two other persons by the laid-off employee on Friday, Nov 14. The other two victims identified by the police are Marilyn Lewis, 67, company's head of human resources, and Brian Pugh, 47, Vice-President (operations) of the company.

Santa Clara police chief said in a press conference held after the arrest that the shooting spree had caused 'a genuine fear in the community'. With the ongoing global economic crisis, a lot of people in Silicon Valley are facing job cuts.


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