Who Is Esteban Santiago? Things To Know About Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

The peace was broken today at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when an act of terrorism took place that has reportedly left 5 dead and 8 wounded. Florida Senator Bill Nelson has identified the shooter as Esteban Santiago, who has been wounded by authorities and is now in custody.

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Things to know about Esteban Santiago

1. He was carrying a military ID that identified his name, although it's not confirmed if it's his.

2. Esteban Santiago is 26 years old.

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3. He lives in Naples, Florida.

4. Is originally from New Jersey.

5. According to the Mirror, the alleged shooter was wearing a blue "Star Wars" t-shirt.

6. MSNBC is reporting that the shooter may have gotten the gun from his luggage after arriving on a flight.

7. Possible photo of the shooter.

8. Esteban reportedly has a long criminal history.

9. Santiago's family is from Puerto Rico.

10. Army National Guard confirms Esteban was honorably discharged 4 months ago.

11. Photo of the gun used during shooting.


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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.