ORLANDO, Fla. — Officials with the Orlando Police Department are hunting for a man they believe walked inside his former place of employment at the Orlando International Premium Outlets and fatally shot a woman Monday evening.
Here’s what we know:
- The shooting happened just after 8 p.m. in the Under Armour store.
- Ten to 20 shoppers were in the store at the time of the shooting, according to police.
- Police said 37-year-old manager Eunice Vazquez was found dead at the scene after the suspect, 46-year-old Daniel Everett, opened fire.
- Everett had been fired Monday morning, according to police.
- An arrest warrant for first-degree murder has been issued for Everett.
- Everett had worked at the location for around three years and was a manager, according to police.
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.
Police also believe Everett created a list of other employees to potentially target. Officials believe those employees had possibly made complaints toward Everett at some point in the past. Each of the names on the list have all been accounted for and are safe, according to officials.
Everett’s wife and child are also safe, police said.
Everett’s mother, Cheryl Everett, said she talked to her son twice Monday and that he has been “pressured” and “stressed out.”
“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.
She said no one in the family has heard from him since the shooting, but that they will urge him to turn himself in if they do hear from him.
“Danny, please, I don’t want them to hurt you … come in and we’ll both explain it to them," she said. "I’ll help you … please come in and we’ll deal with it as a family.”
Victim Eunice Vazquez’s brothers described her as a loving person with a huge heart. “She was so good to her niece,” Ruben Vazquez said.
They said their sister had worked at the Under Armour store as a manager for a year. They said she had spoken to human resources personnel about issues concerning Everett.
“I don’t believe she feared for her life. I know she was the last one to be interviewed by human resources. I know that she complained about him and things like that but she kept going," William Vazquez said.
The brothers urged Everett to turn himself in.
“Go to the nearest police department or sheriff or something and just give yourself up," William said.
In a statement, Under Armour said the store at Orlando International Premium Outlets remains closed as the investigation into the incident continues.
Officials believe Everett is armed and dangerous and should not be approached under any circumstances. Orlando police officials are working with multiple agencies to capture Everett.
Watch Channel 9 Eyewitness News for live updates on the search for the suspect.
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