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.