White Hispanic shooting suspect Esteban Santiago of Anchorage Alaska was arrested this week for a mass shooting spree that occurred in Ft. Lauderdale Fl. Federal prosecutors charged Santiago, 26, with three federal crimes on Jan. 7. He faces two firearms offenses, and committing an act of violence at an international airport: a crime that could carry the death penalty, according to ABC News. If he’s found guilty, he will face sentencing for the deaths of five innocent people, and critical injury of eight more, after he went on a violent shooting rampage at the Fort Lauderdale Airport. If convicted, he could also face life in federal prison.
Santiago allegedly opened fire with a handgun at a baggage claim at the airport, killing five people and wounding eight others. After he ran out of bullets, witnesses reportedly said Santiago threw his gun to the ground and laid face down while he waited for officers.
Esteban’s next court date is set for Jan. 9, at 11 a.m. in Fort Lauderdale’s federal court