Nine minutes after 8:35 Thursday night, 43 year old Yvonne Hiller returned to the break room of her job at Kraft Foods in N.E Philadelphia, where she had worked for 15 years and shot 3 of her co-workers. Minutes before that, Yvonne Hiller and those same 3 co-workers had made a trip to the supervisor’s office for arguing. This time Yvonne was suspended, and fed up. She headed for her car where she kept a .357 magnum (which she had a permit to carry), crashed back through the Kraft Foods gates and passed security at gun point, then went back in the building and searched for the 3 co-workers. As soon as Yvonne Hiller got back in the building, she found all 3 co-workers on the 3rd floor in the break room. Latonya Brown 36, Tanya Wilson 47, and Bryant Dalton 39. Yvonne told a 4th person in the break room who she had no beef with, to leave. All three were shot but only Dalton survived, left in “critcal condition”. Turns out the 3 didn’t get along with her and she fought with them for years. Hiller thought they were talking behind her back and even spraying chemicals on her.
See a photo of Yvonne Hiller and the Kraft Food shooting victims. Yvonne and her victims.
See Video of Yvonne Hiller Being Put in the Back of a Police Van and Arrested & Dalton in an Ambulance
Minutes before the shooting, Latonya Brown called her mother to tell her what had just happened and said she feared for her life, “I’m scared, Mom. I don’t feel safe in here, Mom.” Which means, Yvonne Hiller must’ve threatened the 3 before she came back to the Kraft Foods Building to fill her promise. Kenneth Dorsey, a worker on the 3rd floor in the Kraft Foods Building said he heard the shots, “I had just started my job, you know and I heard like bang, bang, but you hear noises everyday at a bakery so you don’t pay any mind.” Then a co-worker yelled, “Come on, you got to leave now! She’s shooting.”
Video of Philadelphia News Coverage of the Kraft Shootings
After Yvonne Hiller shot all 3 co-workers, she then went looking for the supervisor who had just suspended her. She fired at him and missed. She also shot at and missed a mechanic who was following her. The mechanic, David Ciarlante was using his walkie talkie to tell everybody to get out of the building and let police know where she was.
Yvonne Hiller then called 911 and told them, “I’m the one you’re looking for.” SWAT teams found Hiller in a fetal position on the 2nd floor with an empty gun. Police gave credit to the mechanic, because without him they say Yvonne Hiller might’ve been a lot harder to find, since the Kraft Foods Building was so “massive”.
Yvonne Hiller’s been charged with two counts of murder and attempted murder. Since the Kraft Foods shooting, the building has been shut down and closed to any more deliveries.