MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A man shot two weeks ago in Minnesota’s deadliest workplace killing spree has died of his injuries, his family announced Thursday.
Eric Rivers died at Hennepin County Medical Center on Wednesday night, his family said in a statement. The production manager became the sixth victim to die from the Sept. 27 shootings at Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis, not including gunman Andrew Engeldinger, 36, who committed suicide.
“We are grateful for the incredible courage displayed by the men and women who responded to the emergency and the wonderful medical team at Hennepin County Medical Center, who cared for Eric,” the family said in a statement. “At this time, the family asks for privacy as we deal with this personal tragedy. We thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.”
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office said Rivers died of gunshot wounds and his death was a homicide.
Rivers, 42, of St. Paul, had been in critical condition since the attack. Two other people were wounded but survived.
Company officials had just fired Engeldinger for lateness and poor performance when he pulled out a gun and started shooting. He killed the company’s founder, three other Accent employees and a UPS driver before turning the gun on himself.
According to police reports, Engeldinger shot Rivers and grazed Battites Wesley, another employee, in the production area. Wesley told investigators he saw Engeldinger shoot Rivers three times. One of the bullets hit the main artery in Rivers’ leg, one report said, causing him to lose a lot of blood.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- 11 holiday classics for the ultimate movie marathon
- 2016 college football rivalry games you simply can't miss
- New treatment offers hope for migraine sufferers
- 11 stadiums to watch your favorite football team
- Shopping for a TV? Best models for 2016
- The new beer pairing guide for holiday foods
- Avoid this holiday plumbing disaster in your home
- 7 tips to avoid holiday weight gain
- New treatments mean better prostate cancer survival rates
- 5 of the scariest things found in drains
- 6 tips to create the best family movie night
- New bone marrow procedure holds promise for healing pain
- The best places to celebrate Fall in Phoenix
- Infamous athletes who did the most time for their crimes
- Diet, exercise and aspirin: 3 tools to fight colon cancer
- 2016 baseball highlights, bloopers and blunders
- See how CFOs really feel about business in the Valley
- The best television shows on the internet
- The 5 worst things you could do for your roof
- 6 coolest things brewing in Arizona
- The virus that keeps head and neck cancers on the rise
- State Fair ‘Kid Reporter’ has all the angles covered
- 4 important things to know about timeshare maintenance fees
- Signs of delayed car crash injuries
- The truth about sports concussions
- The Alzheimer's epidemic: Facts you need to know
- The season is here, keep your Fantasy Football team strong all season
- 8 TV shows you can't miss this fall
- Football is here: 6 tips to make this your best season ever
- Gameday recipes and beers to match