FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — A federal grand jury indicted the man accused in a deadly mass shooting at a Fort Lauderdale airport.READ MORE: Heat's Dewayne Dedmon, Magic's Wendell Carter Fined By NBA
On Thursday, a federal grand jury handed down a 22-count indictment against Esteban Santiago in connection to the shooting on January 6th at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
According to the indictment, Santiago is charged with eleven counts of performing an act of violence against a person at an airport serving international civil aviation that caused death or serious bodily injury, six counts of use and discharge of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and five counts of causing the death of a person through the use of a firearm.Easy To Spot The Bright Planet Venus In Early December
Santiago’s arraignment is scheduled for Monday, January 30th at 10 a.m. before a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale.
Deputies say, Santiago, 26, pulled a gun out and began shooting at travelers in a baggage claim area of Terminal 2. Santiago told investigators that he planned the attack, buying a one-way ticket to the Fort Lauderdale airport, a federal complaint said.
Five people died in the shooting and six other people were injured. The shooting also left thousands of travelers stranded at the airport for hours.MORE NEWS: Missing North Miami Beach Teen Jeimy Henrriquez Has Been Found
Santiago’s charges carry a maximum sentence of death or life in prison, if convicted.