Assisted living community employee drew gun on coworkers in post-termination rage, prosecutors say
A former assisted living community employee faces multiple felony charges after allegedly wielding a gun and attacking his colleagues in Mishawaka, Ind.
Prosecutors say that Jeffrey Lamont Reid, 23, shoved his supervisor into a wall when in her office to sign his termination papers, according to local reports. He then tried to attack another woman in the office, threw a bottle of hand sanitizer, pushed over a desk and threw a computer on the floor, an affidavit reportedly states.
Reid left his supervisor's office and assaulted an employee in the hall, throwing an unopened can of soup and hitting the employee in the neck, according to the affidavit.
A group of employees ultimately escorted Reid out of the Emeritus facility, Tanglewood Trace Assisted Living Community. But when he drove away, Reid pointed a gun at the employees and cursed at them, they reported.
Reid was vetted through federal and state background checks and had never shown signs of erratic behavior, according to the regional director of operations for Tanglewood Trace, Timothy Marzec.
Since the incident, the facility has instated a 24-hour security guard, installed security locks and limited access to a building entrance, Marzec said in a statement to the South Bend Tribune.
Reid, who worked as a dishwasher at the facility, faces three felony counts of pointing a firearm and one count of intimidation.