Zephen Xaver police said, ‘senselessly murdered’ at least five people after walking into a local bank branch in Florida and opened fire
The 21-year-old correctional officer trainee, on entering Wednesday inside SunTrust Bank in Sebring on Wednesday afternoon, started shooting people
Officers arrived on scene at 12.36pm after Xaver o 911 calmly phoned 911 to report the shooting to police and give himself up
A SWAT team entered the bank to negotiate and Xaver eventually surrendered
Video shows him being perp-walked through the parking lot in handcuffs
Officials confirmed five fatalities at a press conference later in the day
The victims’ names have not been released pending family notification
Authorities say Xaver was a correctional officer trainee hired by the Avon Park Correctional Institution in Nov, but he resigned on Jan 9
Zephen Xaver [photo], has been identified as the gunman who allegedly opened fire inside a Florida bank on Wednesday afternoon, killing five people. at the time of his arrest, Xaver was wearing a shirt depicting four Grim Reapers on horseback
Five people are dead after a 21-year-old gunman opened fire inside a Florida bank Wednesday afternoon. Officers of te Sebring Police Department responded to the SunTrust Bank branch located at 1901 US 27 South around 12.36pm after a suspect, identified as Zephen Xaver, called 911 and reported that he had fired shots inside the bank. After a standoff with officers and SWAT agents, Xaver eventually surrendered to authorities. Police later posted video showing Xaver being perp-walked in handcuffs through the parking lot to a police vehicle.
The identities of the victims have not been released pending notification of next of kin. It’s unclear if those killed consists of bank employees or customers inside the bank during the incident.
Police have not released motives for trainee correctional Officer Zephen Xaver [photo], after he shot and killed five bank inside a local bank on Wednesday afternoon, in Sebring, Fla
‘We ask that you please keep them in your prayers, keep them in your thoughts,’ he said if the victims’ loved ones. ‘Help Sebring and our community stay strong.’ The sheriff’s office asked co-workers and family members of anyone who was inside the bank during the shooting should gather at the Inn on the Lakes on Gulfview Road. Gov Ron DeSantis traveled to Highlands County to attend the police press conference on Wednesday afternoon. ‘Obviously this is an individual that needs to face very swift and exacting justice,’ he said of Xaver. No motive has been revealed.