Suspected airport shooter Esteban Santiago reportedly told investigators that he planned the shooting on Friday that led to the death of five and wounded six. Santiago, 26, faces numerous federal charges for the killings and is scheduled to appear in federal court today. If convicted, he could potentially get the death penalty or life imprisonment.
Santiago is accused of using a Walther 9 mm, which was reportedly his only piece of checked luggage on his Delta flight from Anchorage to Fort Lauderdale, to shoot travelers at the baggage claim area in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. He reportedly loaded the gun in the bathroom of the baggage claim area, walked out and started shooting. He fired 10 to 15 rounds before dropping his handgun and surrendering to authorities, sources say.