Santa Maria CEO dies in Arizona shooting

January 31, 2013
Steve Singer

Steve Singer

The chief executive officer of a Santa Maria telecommunications company died in a shooting Wednesday in an Arizona office building. [KCOY]

Steven Singer, 48, was the CEO of Santa Maria based Fusion Contact Centers.

A 70-year-old shooter wounded two other people in the building around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, but only Singer died. Police say Arthur Harmon opened fire in the office building because he had troubles with his mortgage.

Harmon fled after the shooting and remains at large. He is described as a 6 foot tall white male who weighs about 220 pounds.

Singer died in the hospital from his injuries.




  1. mkaney says:

    Before anyone jumps to conclusions about how the availability of guns inspired this shooting, do a little research on this guy and Fusion Call Centers. It sounds like it was just a matter of time before one of the many people who don’t seem to like him was crazy enough to try something.

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  2. slojustice says:

    I would be willing to bet that a pyschotic drugs are the common thread in most of these shootings.

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    • Pelican1 says:

      Actually, the most common thread in “these shootings” is the use of a GUN.

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  3. Spork says:

    Do not post cut and paste posts from other websites.
    The deleted text in full has been spammed across the internet.

    Also what bad taste to post pro gun spam in such a sad story.

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  4. racket says:

    My condolences to Singer’s family.

    That said, the irony is not lost on me that he died a violent death while away from our own little Oakland In The Berry Patch.

    Gun law rhetoric aside, I surmise your chances of becoming a victim generally decrease the further you are from Santa Maria.

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  5. Pelican1 says:

    And in other news……– A 14-year-old student suffered a gunshot wound to the head Thursday outside a middle school in Atlanta, Georgia, police and school officials said.

    The victim was conscious and alert at Grady Memorial Hospital, his mother told CNN affiliate WSB-TV. A fellow Price Middle School student was in custody, according to police and Atlanta Public Schools. No other students were harmed in the 1:50 p.m. shooting.

    Prosecutor gunned down outside courthouse in Texas….and so it goes.

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    • r0y says:

      I guess decades of grouping us into little boxes then pitting us against each other is beginning to take its toll?

      R.I.P. civility.

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    • Downtown Bob says:

      oh yeah, seems the media has not reported how that student was stopped by an armed school official. How many lives were saved because that school valued its kids enough to protect them from various threats with an effective defense.

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  6. choprzrul says:

    IMHO, those who would send unarmed law abiding citizens out unarmed among the dangerous animals of society are the death pimps.

    Police don’t leave their station without arming themselves, so why should a law abiding citizen be expected to go unarmed?

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    • WiseGuy says:

      Guns aren’t the root of the problem. It is the gun nuts like you who teach the young that violence is a way to solve problems.

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    • Pelican1 says:

      No doubt you would have armed the kids at Sandy Hook.

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