In a Florida bank robbery, a man shot five women in the back of the head
SEBRING, Fla. – A man tried to rob the Florida branch of Sun Trust Bank and shot five women in the back of the head during the robbery, police officers said Thursday.
Sebring Police Chief Karl Hoglund stated that the individual named Zeven Xavier had no intention of robbing the banks and that Xavier had no connection with the victims.
Zeven Xavier, 21, has been charged with bank robbery and five counts of murder.
“The person who took over the bank shot everyone in the bank and called 911, killing everyone,” Police Chief Hoglund added.
In light of these statements, the victims of the robbery were found shot behind their heads in a prone position. The bullets were from the Xaver 9mm pistol.
Xaver, who called 911, refused to surrender and refused to take the officers. Accordingly, the commander asked for support from the special forces after an hour of bargaining. After the intervention of the Special Forces, Xaver is found in a bank office.
Amir stated that the victims who were shot were killed until Xavier was found. There were two victims identified by the chief; Client Cynthia Watson and bank clerk Marisol Lopez. However, under the Florida Victims’ Rights Act, three other families did not want the names of the victims to be revealed.
Police chief Hoglund said the community was mourning the victims. After asking questions, the officers ended their press conference about the incident. However, one of the questions asked was how Xaver got the gun, but it went unanswered.
Xavier appeared in court Thursday morning and was assigned a lawyer. Xaver, who was kept without bail, was wearing a prison uniform.
Xavier’s father said that his son did not grow up like that and was upset by the losses. “Xavier was a good boy, but he had problems. But he had never hurt anyone before because of his problems.” He told reporters.
For Alex Gerlach, Xaver’s ex-girlfriend, it wasn’t shocking. She said he had had the idea of murder for a long time, but no one took it seriously. “Xaver wanted everyone to die and he hated everyone,” Garlach said in an interview with WSBT-TV. Gerlach continued, “He was expelled from school for threatening everyone in his class with death. No one took me seriously when I said that.” in her words.
It was also revealed that Xaver purchased a handgun last week. No one thought they would commit murder with a gun.
Xaver was someone who also had problems during his school years. Some schools in northern Indiana claimed that they failed to graduate. Sherry Martin, a spokeswoman for Stevens-Henger College in Salt Lake City, confirmed Xavier’s enrollment between September and December 2018.
According to Florida Department of Corrections records, Xaver worked as an intern at the Avon Park Correctional Facility between November 2 and January 9. He resigned and did not commit a crime.
Xaver and his mother lived first in Plymouth and then in Sebring, according to official records and eyewitnesses. They lived in a prefab house 4 miles from the bank where the robbery took place.
Their neighbor, John LaRose, said of Xavier, “He was playing video games and screaming at night, and also separating himself.”
With the bank robbery murders, this was the fourth armed attack in Florida that killed at least five people in the past three years. In 2016, someone killed 49 people in an Orlando nightclub. Five people died at Fort Lauderdale Airport in 2017, and 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February.
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