Police: Workers feared accused office shooter

December 10, 2009 9:41:02 AM PST
Some former co-workers of a man accused of killing an employee and wounding five others at an Orlando engineering firm feared he might seek revenge after he was fired two years ago. According to documents released Thursday, an administrative assistant at the firm, Maureen Daly, told detectives that she and a co-worker had discussed devising an alarm signal if Jason Rodriguez ever showed up at the offices of Reynolds, Smith and Hills.

Rodriguez faces charges including first-degree murder.

Authorities say Rodriguez blamed the firm for hindering his efforts to secure unemployment benefits, and said his former co-workers "left me to rot." They say he walked into the office's reception area on Nov. 6, pulled a gun from a holster beneath his shirt and started shooting.