3 women shot to death in Casselberry salon, police ID gunman

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Police said  36-year-old Bradford Baumet walked into a Casselberry beauty salon and killed three women before shooting himself to death at a nearby home on Thursday.

Police said a fourth victim of Baumet's, Marcia Santiago, 44, is being treated at an area hospital.

According to police, Baumet was served with a domestic violence injunction on Oct. 9 and was to be in Orange County court Thursday.

Baumet left the scene after the shooting Thursday morning, according to police, and  fatally shot himself in a Seminole County home on Paradise Lane.

Police said the shootings started over domestic issues.

WFTV learned that Santiago, the salon's manager, filed for a restraining order against Baumet October 5, and that she had a hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. on the day she was shot.

Records show that Santiago wrote that Baumet was violent, that he forced her into having sex and that she wanted him out of her home and out of her and her son's lives. She also said he had a drug and alcohol problem.

Baumet had been served with a temporary injunction to stay away from Santiago and her home. 

The shootings happened at Las Dominicanas M & M Salon at the Casselton Corners shopping plaza in Casselberry, just north of Semoran Boulevard and Aloma Avenue.

There was enough fear that Baumet might try to harm Santiago at work that the salon's owner had also filed an injunction against Baumet, in an effort to keep him away from the business.

WFTV learned that at least twice Baumet showed up at the business and threatened Santiago.

In her injunction, Santiago wrote that Baumet came to the salon and the women had to lock him out.

She told a judge that she was hesitant to file the injunction because Baumet had threatened to kill her if she did.

On Thursday at least three other women at the salon escaped the shooting.

According to police, one of the women ran into a bathroom and hid until the shooting stopped. A second woman was able to escape out a back door of the salon.

Police released the names of two of the women killed late Thursday afternoon.

Gladys Cabrera, 52, a customer from Orlando was killed in the shootings as was Noelia Gonzalez-Brito, 28, a salon employee from Kissimmee.

Family members said Gonzalez-Brito was five months pregnant when she was shot and killed. She leaves behind a 6-year-old son.

Relatives of Baumet told WFTV that he had mental problems, and they had warned Santiago, believed to be the target of Baumet's attack, to avoid him.

"I told Marcia that Bradford is crazy.  I told her  Bradford is crazy," a relative said.

Sheriff's deputies told WFTV that Baumet ran into a Seminole County home just after 11 a.m. and rambled on for less than five minutes before shooting himself.

According to police, three people were inside at the time.

"He arrived at their home. He advised them he was having some problems. He proceeded to take a gun and shoot himself," said Heather Smith of the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.

No one else in the house was injured.

Records show that Baumet has been arrested at least nine times in Florida since 2001 for various crimes, including counterfeiting and burglary.  

Police said that the gun used in Thursday's shootings was stolen.