CFO Shocked At Rampage That Left 1 Dead, 5 Wounded

ORLANDO, Fla. -- An executive at the Orlando engineering firm where a gunman opened fire says the rampage is "really a mystery to" them.

Jason Rodriguez, a former employee of Reynolds, Smith and Hills, is accused in the shooting that left one person dead and wounded five others.

The firm's chief financial officer Ken Jacobson says "There was nothing to indicate any hard feelings," after Rodriguez was fired two years ago.

Rodriguez told detectives the company had fired him without cause and made him look incompetent.

He told them he had been unemployed for a year and a half before getting a job at a Subway, where he worked until recently.

Police say Rodriguez said he blamed the firm for recent trouble he had receiving unemployment benefits.

Rodriguez has been taken into custody and police say he'll be charged with first-degree murder.

Officials said he could make an initial court appearance today.

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  • by pete Location: grifton on Nov 7, 2009 at 03:28 PM
    Any firm that controls the paperwork can make it say anything it wants to say.before you sign anything read it then intial the last thing on the paper before you sign it that way they can't add something on the paper later.With all the layoff's and using any excuse to terminate one's employmen you will see more of this.I think the phrase is called " GOING POSTAL"
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Nov 7, 2009 at 09:16 AM
    Where's the news about the brother and sister getting shot in the 1800 block of hopkins drive???Raleigh news already some details about it.

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