Shooting At Intel Chandler Arizona – In a Saturday morning altercation between personnel in the cafeteria of an Intel semiconductor facility in Chandler, Arizona, one person was killed, another was hurt, and a third was taken into custody, according to authorities. Derrick Lemond Simmons, 50, was detained and charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault, according to Chandler police.
A probable cause document supporting his arrest claims that witnesses who worked there observed Simmons repeatedly strike the victim with a baseball bat following a shift change. According to the paper, Simmons also employed a hatchet and a knife. According to the publication, Simmons hit the person on the back of the head with the bat after being confronted by a coworker at the same lunch table.
The public is not being kept in the dark about the identity of the victim, who died from what the authorities determined to be blunt force trauma. The second victim of the event was hospitalized, according to the authorities, with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening. They stated that they were still investigating the incident’s origin and any possible prior knowledge.
According to the probable cause report, Simmons was taken into custody in 2001 on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The circumstances of the instance weren’t readily available. It wasn’t known if Simmons had retained legal counsel in this case. The Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The court statement claims that after the alleged attack, authorities found Simmons in front of the building where the event had place. According to the newspaper, he was carrying a bag with the guns inside that was black and blue. The probable cause statement claims that he alerted the arriving cops that he believed they were searching for him before turning himself in.