The suspect in the deadly shooting at a Florida airport was charged Saturday with an act of violence at an international airport resulting in death, according to a statement by the Miami U.S. attorney’s office.
Esteban Santiago, 26, an Iraq War veteran, is accused of killing five people and wounding six others in a shooting rampage Friday. The gunshots panicked thousands of people and threw the Fort Lauderdale airport into chaos.
If convicted of the charge, Santiago could face the death penalty or any prison sentence up to life.
Santiago also was charged with two firearms offenses, officials said.
He is being held without bail. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Florida Monday.
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SOURCE: VOA News Online