Friday, May 21, 2010

Ever feel like killing your boss? -- Boulder, CO

A disgruntled employee of a Boulder flooring and fireplace store confronted the company’s owners Monday and shot them several times before apparently killing himself, Boulder Police said today.



Police Chief Mark Beckner said Robert Montgomery is the suspect in the shooting deaths of Boulder Stove and Flooring owners Staci and Sean Griffin. Montgomery worked at the business as a hearth-products specialist.

The Griffins and Montgomery were found dead in the back of the store shortly after 11 a.m. The Griffins suffered several gunshot wounds while Montgomery had one gunshot wound, Beckner said.

Police found a Smith & Wesson handgun in Montgomery’s right hand and 13 spent shellcasings. There was also one live round in Boulthe weapon’s chamber, Beckner said.

A journal found at Montgomery’s residence indicated he was angry at a change in sales compensation at the business.

A friend of Montgomery’s, who has known him since the 1980s, described him as even-tempered and slow to anger but said he was upset about work.

Co-worker Jason Arthur said the change in the company’s compensation involved requiring employees to reach sales goals in order to earn bonuses.

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