ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - While some people describe the suspect from Sunday's church stabbing, Lawrence Capener , as nice and funny, others tell us they did see a different side of him.
KRQE spoke with a former co-worker who says Capener was recently fired from his job at a local Dollar Tree after he threatened a supervisor.
"He seemed like a really nice person at first, but then when he made the threats to our supervisor it was kind of odd, really weird," says Andrew Gutierrez.
He worked with Capener at the Dollar Tree on Coors - that is until, he says, Capener was fired about three weeks ago.
"He had a confrontation with one of the managers for wearing a hat that was property of Dollar Tree and when the manager asked him to take the hat off, he got quite upset and he just threatened him and told him he wanted to poke his eyes out," Gutierrez says.
Until Sunday, online court records only show Capener only had three traffic citations.
Michelle Peterson says she knew him as a really funny, sweet guy.
"I knew him as Larry. That is what we called him in high school," Peterson says.
Peterson lived next door to Capener and, like her, he grew up in Albuquerque.
APS says he went to Sierra Vista Elementary School, Taylor Middle School in sixth grade, James Monroe Middle School and then graduated from Cibola High in 2007.
Peterson says Capener liked heavy metal music and was usually quiet at school.
After the stabbing Sunday, Peterson says she is shocked. She is now thinking of Capener, his family and the victims.
"You are not alone. We're thinking about you, and we're praying about you," Peterson says.
Central New Mexico Community College also confirms Capener studied there off and on between fall of 2008 and summer of 2011.
Capener's family declined to comment.
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