3 Die in Office Shooting Alabama Man Arrested in Assaults on 2 Companies

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PELHAM, Ala. -- A man fatally shot two co-workers at their office yesterday morning and killed a third person at a company where he used to work, a burst of workplace violence just one week after the Atlanta office massacre.

Alan Eugene Miller, 34, was arrested shortly after the shootings, when police saw him on nearby Interstate 65 and forced him to pull over. He briefly scuffled with officers, and a gun was found in his car.

Miller was charged with three counts of capital murder. The motive was unclear.

Pelham, a suburb of about 10,000 people in the wooded hills south of Birmingham, is a mix of upscale subdivisions, commercial districts and rural farmland.

Pelham Police Chief Allan Wade said Miller worked at Ferguson Enterprises, a heating and air-conditioning company where the first two victims were shot. They were identified as Lee Holbrooks, 32, and Christopher Yancy, 28.

Police arrived at Ferguson at 7:04 a.m. Officers were still securing the crime scene 13 minutes later when dispatchers got a second emergency call -- this time about a shooting at Post Airgas Inc., a company that sells helium, oxygen and other gases several miles from Ferguson Enterprises.

The third victim, Terry Jarvis, 39, was found at Post Airgas. …