The Xerox murders
was an incident of mass murder
that occurred on November 2, 1999, in a Xerox
building in Honolulu
, United States
. Service technician Byran Koji Uyesugi
shot at eight people; seven fatally (six co-workers and his supervisor) and one more fired upon during escape. This was the worst mass murder in the history of Hawaii
. The case also heightened awareness of workplace violence
in Hawaii and elsewhere.
At 8:00 in the morning, Byran Koji Uyesugi, a service technician working at Xerox, opened fire inside the building with a 9mm Glock
semi-automatic pistol, killing his supervisor and six co-workers, and fired in the direction of another co-worker who fled the building. The eighth person was able to exit without any injuries. After the shooting, Uyesugi fled in a company van, and by mid-morning, he was found cornered in the mountains above downtown Honolulu. He then held a standoff with police that lasted for five hours, until approximately 3:00 p.m. HST
, when he surrendered to police.
- Christopher "Jason" Balatico, 33
- Ford Kanehira, 41
- Ronald Kataoka, 50
- Ronald Kawamae, 54
- Melvin Lee, 58
- Peter Mark, 46
- John Sakamoto, 36
Uyesugi's early life
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Uyesugi lived in the Nuuanu neighborhood of Honolulu. While attending Roosevelt High School, Uyesugi was a member of the school's Army......