2 Dead In Shooting Rampage

A Bristol man shot and killed two men outside the Radcliffe Street warehouse where he used to work, Bucks County District Attorney Michelle Henry said late Friday night.


Friday Robert Diamond, 32, of Bristol arrived at the Simon & Schuster warehouse a loaded  handgun, Henry said. When he arrived, he saw Angel Guadalupe, 46, of Levittown, leaving in a white SUV, Henry said. Diamond and Guadalupe did not know each other, but Diamond turned his gun on the man, shooting him as he drove away. Moments later, Reginald Woodson, 52 of Willingboro, N.J., emerged from the warehouse. When Woodson turned to run back inside, Diamond allegedly shot him in the back and head, killing the man almost instantly.


Diamond, who had worked at the warehouse as a forklift operator before he quit in April, told police he had to pay his rent Friday and was desperate, so he returned to his former job in a convoluted scheme to make money, Henry said. Diamond was expected to be arraigned on two counts of first-degree murder late Friday night.


Diamond lived just blocks from the warehouse, but had driven around for an hour before the crime as he planned the shooting spree, Henry said.


Henry said Diamond had told police that he felt he was unfairly reprimanded at the job in March 2008 when he allegedly called a black co-worker “boy.” Diamond is white, Woodson was black and Guadalupe was Latino. Henry said it was unclear if the shooting was race-related.




August 3, 2008