Casselberry Salon Shooting: Police Release Shooter’s Name, Domestic Dispute Possible Cause
Casselberry, FL – The gunman who opened fire at a beauty salon in Casselberry on Thursday, killing three women and wounding a fourth before he turned the gun on himself at a nearby home, has been identified by police as 36-year-old Bradford Baumet.
The salon shooting, which is believed to be part of a domestic dispute, happened about around 11 am, just two hours before the Baumet was supposed to be in court regarding a restraining order against him, which was issued by the salon’s manager, Marcia Santiago, reports Boston.com.
While the relationship between Santiago and Baumet was not immediately clear, Santiago is thought to be the gunman’s estranged girlfriend.
Baumet, 36, entered the salon, called Las Dominicanas M & M Salon, in Casselberry on Thursday and started shooting, according to police spokeswoman Sara Brady. Two women hid in the bathroom during the shooting while one woman ran out the back door.
According to The Orlando Sentinel, police confirmed two of the deceased women as salon employee Noelia Gonzalez-Brito, 28, and customer Gladys Cabrera, 52. Gonzalez-Brito’s boyfriend, Guillermo Agramonte, stated that the woman was five months pregnant.
Police have said that 44-year-old Santiago was critically injured in the attack. The third woman killed is believed to be salon owner Eugenia “Mari” Marte, although police have not confirmed her death.
About two dozen mourners were gathered outside the Casselberry salon on Thursday evening. Police taped off the parking lot to the strip mall it is located in as well. Yellow paper covered the salon’s windows, keeping the shooting scene from being photographed by bystanders.
After Bradford Baumet opened fire at the Casselberry salon, he went to a friend’s home in Winter Park, Florida, about seven miles away, and proceeded to shoot himself.