Bradford Baumet (pictured) walked in to a Casselberry, Fla., hair salon on Thursday and shot four women, including one who was pregnant. Baumet then escaped to a friend’s home, turned the gun on himself, and took his own life, reports the Huffington Post.
Baumet reportedly entered the Dominicanas M & M Hair Salon in Casselberry shortly before 11 a.m. with a gun. The 36-year-old opened fire, killing three women, 45-year-old Eugenia Marte, the salon co-owner; 52-year-old Gladys Cabrera, a customer; and 28-year-old Noelia Gonzalez-Brito, a salon employee who was five-months pregnant.
There were two other salon patrons who managed to escape the shooting. One hid in the bathroom, and the other ran out the back door.
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The gunman’s fourth victim, who was shot five times and is listed in critical condition, was his ex-girlfriend, Marcia Santiago, the salon’s manager. According to Santiago’s ex-husband, William Ayala, she had a daughter with Baumet and the child lived with him.
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Ayala also went on to state that Baumet was “violent and had a criminal record,” according to the Huffington Post. Reportedly, Baumet had a record of arrests involving domestic violence, felony assault, stalking, trespassing, burglary, and drug possession. He had also been jailed as recently as October 14th in Orange County on a driving-with-a-suspended-license charge. He was released after spending one day in jail after posting a $250 bond.
Ironically, Baumet was served with a domestic violence injunction on Oct. 9th and scheduled to be in court on Thursday for a hearing with Santiago. Marte also filed an injunction against Baumet because he had come to her salon two weeks prior to the shooting, threatening her and punching the front door. She claimed in the court document that he also threatened her husband.
After the shooting, which police investigators are labeling a “domestic dispute,” Baumet reportedly went to a friend’s house located about four miles from the salon and informed them that he had some problems. Baumet then suddenly shot himself and died from self-inflicted gun shot wounds.
The case is still being investigated by Casselberry police.