26-Year-Old Florida Airport Shooter Had Domestic Violence History With 40-Year-Old Girlfriend But Was Still Allowed To Own A Gun.
The Florida airport gunman was being prosecuted for breaking through a locked bathroom door to strangle and hit his girlfriend, 40, but was still allowed to own a gun.
Esteban Santiago, 26, of Anchorage, Alaska, allegedly opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale baggage claim on Friday, killing five people and wounding eight others.
Almost a year before the mass shooting Santiago was accused of attacking his then-girlfriend, a 40-year old, mom-of-one.
Santiago’s girlfriend had been in the bathroom when she says he began yelling at her.
Santiago began ‘strangling’ his girlfriend and ‘smacking her in the side of the head’, according to court documents obtained by Heavy.