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Suspect in Custody in Orlando Shooting that Killed 1

2:43 PM, Nov 6, 2009   |    comments
  • Jason Rodriguez
  • Police are searching for a gunman who injured at least eight people at a downtown Orlando, FL, office building.
    
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Orlando, FL (AP) -- Police arrested the man they say killed one and injured five others at a downtown Orlando, FL, engineering office building.

Officers with the Orlando Police Department arrested 40-year-old Jason Rodriguez, and they say the gunman acted alone.

Officials believe that Rodriguez is a former employee of the business at 1000 Legion Place in Orlando.

The building has since been cleared, according to Orlando firefighters.

Investigators say Rodriguez is using silver 2002 Nissan SUV with a Florida tag of D119UX.

Five people were transported by paramedics from the scene.

People were streaming out of the building and some say they have barricaded themselves inside their offices.

Orange County Sheriff's Spokesman Jim Solomons says his department is backing up Orlando police and they're still Rodriguez, who they say was wearing a light blue polo shirt and jeans.

Jones confirmed there had been a shooting at a high-rise and multiple people have been hurt, but she couldn't say how many. She said that there were less than 10 victims, and that there is only one shooter.

The Orlando Fire Department tells WESH-TV that at least six people are injured. Interstate 4 is closed in both directions through downtown and a nearby school is locked down.

Investigators say Rodriguez was an employee of sandwich shop who had come under financial trouble.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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