Woman killed on birthday in Orange County Christmas Day shooting

Eatonville police searching for suspect after 1 killed, 1 injured

EATONVILLE, Fla. – Police continue to search for the person who they say is responsible for killing a woman and injuring a man in a Christmas morning shooting in Orange County.

Eatonville police say the shooting happened shortly after 7 a.m. inside a rooming house on Washington Avenue.

Investigators said Cindy Jackson, 34, died at the scene, after suffering one gunshot wound.

They said Arthur Glover, 70, was taken to a hospital after being shot several times. Detectives said he was able to identify 38-year-old Jason Raymond MacDonald as the gunman.

"(It's) really, really sad for Christmas," said Detective Roy Smith, with the Eatonville Police Department. "Everybody made preparations to be with family and loved ones. For someone's niece, sister or nephew or uncle to be in the hospital and for the other to be deceased is heartbreaking -- very, very sad."

On Tuesday, police said MacDonald sped away from the scene in a black Dodge Ram pickup truck that was owned by one of the victims.

They said it has a Florida license plate, number BIVI95.

News 6 investigated and found out MacDonald has an extensive criminal history that includes two stints in Florida prison.

Cindy Jackson and Arthur Glover

His charges range from criminal mischief to possessing and selling cocaine.

The stepmother of Jackson, the woman who died, told News 6 that her stepdaughter was sweet, kind and loving and was celebrating her 34th birthday Monday -- on Christmas.

"My questions are, what stirred it up?" said Theresa Jackson, who knew the victim. "Why would he even attempt to do that to her? She didn't harm him. She didn't harm him."

Eatonville police confirmed on Tuesday that MacDonald was temporarily living in the home at the time of the shooting.

Jackson's uncle told News 6 on Tuesday night that Glover is improving in the hospital.

It's unclear at this time what led to the shooting, but anyone with any information about MacDonald's whereabouts or the shooting is ask to call Eatonville police or 800-432-TIPS.

About the Authors:

It has been an absolute pleasure for Clay LePard living and working in Orlando since he joined News 6 in July 2017. Previously, Clay worked at WNEP TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he brought viewers along to witness everything from unprecedented access to the Tobyhanna Army Depot to an interview with convicted double-murderer Hugo Selenski.

Erik Sandoval joined the News 6 team as a reporter in May 2013. He is one of the station’s lead reporters. During his time at News 6, Erik has covered several major stories, including the 2016 Presidential campaign. He was also one of the first reporters live on the air at the Pulse Nightclub shooting.