• Man who assaulted nurse, fired shots at Daytona hospital before killing self was drunk


    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Weeks after a 20-year-old man committed suicide after firing shots and sexually assaulting a nurse at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach toxicology results have been released.

    After firing shots at cars and assaulting the nurse during the incident in early January, Jonathan Rodriguez-Jeff took his own life at the hospital, authorities said.

    On Thursday, Channel 9's Blaine Tolison learned Rodriguez-Jeff did not have drugs in his system but he did test positive for alcohol.

    The nine-page report shows the lab tested for cocaine, marijuana and other drugs, but none came back positive.

    The only positive was caffeine and alcohol, according to the report. Rodriguez-Jeff had a 0.143 percent blood-alcohol level, which officials said is more than legally drunk.

    The document also included a medical examiner report that detailed the self-inflicted gunshot wound to Rodriguez-Jeff.

    Following his death, some Daytona residents and veterans were upset to learn Rodriguez-Jeff received a military-style service funeral by the U.S. National Guard at Patrick Air Force Base.

    Officials with the National Guard said that unless a soldier commits a capital offense, the National Guard is required by law to provide a military service.

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