ORLANDO, Fla. — Officials are continuing their hunt for a man they believe walked into an Under Armour store at the Orlando International Premium Outlets and fatally shot a manager Monday evening.
After being fired Monday morning, Orlando police said 46-year-old Daniel Everett, who worked at the location for about three years, returned and shot 37-year-old Eunice Vazquez.
Law enforcement expert Bill Armstrong, who retired from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office after 40 years of police work, said now that a couple days have passed since the shooting, investigators are likely combing through Everett’s connections to try to locate him.
“There’s the good old fashion door to door police work that goes on. They’ll knock on doors canvas neighborhoods. Contact friends and try to locate him through those resources,” Armstrong said.
Police have not said whether anyone has seen Everett since the shooting.
Armstrong said police are likely monitoring his phone records and banking transactions behind the scenes to try to track him down.
“There’s a lot of technology these days that get deployed particularly with the federal resources. There’s databases that are used,” Armstrong said. “In our every day lives we’re tracked and we don’t even realize it. Federal, state and local agencies have access to these databases.”
Investigators said the investigation into the shooting and Everett’s whereabouts remains active and ongoing.
The victim’s brothers described her as a loving person with a huge heart.
“She was so good to her niece,” Ruben Vazquez said.
The brothers said their sister had been interviewed by human resources about issues concerning Everett.
Police said Everett had a list of other employees’ names that he emailed to others. Each of those names have been accounted for and are safe, but police urged them to be aware near addresses on their personnel file during a Tuesday press conference.
“This is an example of workplace violence. This is an individual who targeted his coworkers and it’s unfortunate and very tragic that it happened,” said Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon.
Everett’s mother, Cheryl Everett, spoke with Channel 9 about the shooting.
“I don’t know what pushed him over like that. He’s never one to break down like that. I just wish he would call me so I could talk to him,” she said.
There were no injuries to the 10 to 20 shoppers that were in the store, according to police.
The Under Armour location remains closed as the investigation continues.
Officials believe Everett, who is described as being 6 feet, 7 inches tall with a short or bald haircut, could be driving a dark-colored 2012 Kia Sorento with Florida plates IH21AC.
Everett is wanted on suspicion of first-degree murder and should not be approached under any circumstances as he’s considered armed and dangerous, officials said.
“If anyone has any information or knows the whereabouts of the individual to please report that. We need to take him into custody soon," Rolon said.
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