LAKE BUTLER, Fla. - We continue learning more about Hubert Allen Jr., the Lake Butler man who went on a shooting spree Saturday killing three people - including himself - and two wounding two others.
Deputies say they recovered three weapons from his home, along with what the sheriff calls a pre-mediated suicide note.
We're also hearing about Allen from the people who knew him for years.
"Hubert was my best friend," says James Bass.
Bass tells our partner Action News he worked alongside Allen for years. He says Allen loved Marvin Pritchett, and never showed any signs of violence.
When asked if he was surprised by the shooting, he replied, "Very much so."
"He always did what he could to help people," says Samson Jackson. He grew up next to Allen.
Jackson tells our partner Action News he didn't know what to think when he heard of the shooting over the weekend.
"I was very confused...hurt obviously...a lot of pain for the family," he says.
Jackson says his favorite memory of Allen was this past mother's day when Allen cooked up a slab of ribs for him, his mother and the community.
"My views of Mr. Hubert will never change, and I know my views for this community will never change," he says. "I know he's blessed my family many times, and I'm grateful for him. And it's nothing but positives I have for Mr. Hubert."
Police say Allen suffered from gout and congestive heart failure.
He worked for Pritchett Trucking for over 30 years and was very close with the company owner, Marvin Pritchett. Pritchett even built the house that Allen lived in for years.
Pritchett Trucking says Allen retired from the company two weeks ago, while others claim he was fired.