Sheriff: Fired worker had plan to kill former co-workers

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 9, 2017

A co-worker of the gunman in a workplace shooting in Florida had requested a protective injunction against him three years ago but then withdrew it without explanation.

"It's insane because him and his wife are always there and I always see him leaving for work or coming home, and they're quiet", Kennedy said.

John Robert Neumann Jr., armed with a handgun, a large hunting knife and possibly some smaller knives, walked into Fiamma through a rear door. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told reporters, "My experience tells me that this individual made deliberate thought to do what he did today".

"All she kept saying was he was holding a gun and told her to get out", said.

The victims have been identified as Robert Snyder, 69; Brenda Montanez-Crespo, 44; Kevin Clark, 53; Kevin Lawson, 46; and Jeffrey Roberts, 57. "We can not connect this incident to any global terrorism", Demings said. He added that eight other people in the building were not injured. Neumann was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1999 and did not have a concealed weapons permit, the sheriff said. He runs Cool Blue Customs, which has shared a building with Fiamma for the past three years.

"If people see something that seems abnormal, they need to say something", the mayor said. "Kevin was like an uncle and Bob was totally awesome", Bluewater said. As they arrived, people came out to greet them with hugs and tears.

Friends of another victim, Jeff Roberts, described him as "a devoted husband, father and grandfather" on a fund-raising website for his family.

It's unclear what motivated the attack at Fiamma. An official with the security firm Hillard Heintze, Matthew W. Doherty, says that means setting up an "interdisciplinary threat assessment team".

Friends of one of the five victims of a workplace shooting at an awning company in Florida say his family is suffering "an immeasurable loss".

The company is calling the shootings "an unspeakable attack on our loved ones and employees".

A person arrives at a staging center setup by the Orange County Sheriff's Office after a deadly shooting Monday, June 5, 2017, in Orlando, Fla.

The gunman, described as a 45-year-old disgruntled former worker, also shot and killed himself.

It is headquartered in the Italian town of Cardano al Campo, northwest of Milan, according to the company's site.

It registered in the state of Florida in 1991, according to Florida's corporate records.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office reports having "stabilized" the scene on Forsyth Road in Orlando on Monday morning. Authorities said the situation is contained, meaning there is no longer an active shooter.

Minutes later, the place was crawling with law enforcement, he said.

McIntyre is safe with police now but she called her sister during the shooting, and she was very upset. "God had his hand on her", she said. The fundraising appeal says Clark was a big supporter who "could often be found snapping pictures on the sideline during game days".

A few dozen people went inside over the course of two hours.

Several law enforcement agencies have responded, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Orange County Fire Department. "I will remain in contact with the Orlando law enforcement community throughout the day as more information is made available", Scott said. He lived in a single-wide trailer in the Lake of the Woods mobile home complex in Seminole County, north of Orlando.

Police responded to the call around 8 an industrial area northeast of downtown.

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