Murder suicide it is; solved Over missing commission check
30th Street murders INSIDE JOB no suspect being sought; 3 dead in Boulder shooting at “Boulder Stove and Flooring;
It turns out this was a murder suicide, a work place incident and it was over money.
According to a source close to all parties and Boulder Channel 1 here’s what happened. Robert Montgomery was the shooter. Monday was his day off, but he came to work anyway. He left his car at home and had no ID on him. He took the bus to work. He waited for all other employees to leave and the store to be empty except for the two owners husband and wife Gerald and Staci Griffin. He then shot and killed them and then killed himself.
It seems that last week the griffins had changed the payments of commission checks to spread the payments out equally through the month, but they did not tell Montgomery. He was due $800 in commissions plus his salary, but when he saw his direct deposit to his account on Friday he received only $250 in commissions. Montgomery had quit one and one half months ago over a commission check discrepancy but came back when that situation was resolved.
He also suffered from Asbergers syndrome which according to wiki:
“Asperger syndrome or Asperger’s syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder, and people with it therefore show significant difficulties in social interaction, …”
He apparently cracked and killed everybody. And that….. is just what happened.
As a special note; here at boulder channel 1 we always pay our people on time and what we promised. We pay 100% commissions the week they are earned. We do not change commissions structure. We bring this up because of the aggressive nature of sales reps and it is good to not have them pissed off all of the time. with a poor an unstable economy, the increase in violence and suicides over financial woes, this unfortunate incident should serve a lesson to employers. Employees operate much better when their pay is stable. It is also good to hire people with good mental health which proved to be pivotal here.