20-year old Joseph Ferguson began killing people because he was despondent over getting suspended from his supervisor's job at Burns Security in Sacramento a week earlier. Burns suspension. An FBI check revealed Ferguson had no history of violence and nothing was done. Joseph Ferguson killed himself in a stolen car after leading officers on a 40-minute chase through suburban Rancho Cordova, shooting an officer and a bystander during the pursuit. The chase began after Ferguson claimed his fifth victim late Sunday, police said. 9/11 made him NOT FAMOUS as he had hoped.