C.J. Spiller's step-grandfather guns down four, kills self: Cops

Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller sprints to the endzone on a touchdown run against the...

Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller sprints to the endzone on a touchdown run against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of their NFL football game in Phoenix, Arizona October 14, 2012. (REUTERS)

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, Last Updated: 2:28 PM ET

An NFLer's step-grandfather committed suicide shortly after going on a shooting spree that claimed the lives of his former co-worker and boss, police in Florida confirmed Monday.

Officials say Hubert Allen Jr., the step-grandfather of Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller, fatally shot Rolando Gonzalez-Delgado, 28, Saturday before driving a short distance and gunning down his former boss, Marvin Pritchett, 80.

After that, Allen drove up to another co-worker, Lewis Mabrey Jr., leaving the 66-year-old with a gunshot wound.

Police said Allen finished his rampage at his company’s trucking headquarters in Lake Butler, Fla., shooting another co-worker in the stomach before driving to his home a short distance away and turning the gun on himself.

After the Bills arrived back in Buffalo following a weekend preseason game against the Washington Redskins, Bills head coach Doug Marrone excused Spiller to be with his family in Florida.

"I think we all feel the same way," Marrone told the Buffalo News. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims as well as CJ and his family in this situation.

"I don't have any answer of when he's going to come back, but we're in communication, just making sure that we're there to support him, that he's doing well. And then obviously we're monitoring of when he needs to come back, but we want to make sure that he handles what he needs to handle."

According to reports, Allen had stopped working for Pritchett Trucking Inc. prior to the incident.




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