ORLANDO, Fla. – Officers with the Orlando Police Department surrounded the Under Armour store at the Orlando International Premium Outlets on Monday night after a store employee was shot and killed, according to the Orlando Police Department.
The suspect is not in custody, according to police. He was later identified as 46-year-old Daniel Everett, who worked as a manager at the store up until he was fired hours before the shooting, authorities said.
About 12 law enforcement vehicles responded to the scene.
Police said the shooting took place inside the Under Armour store.
Investigators said it appears the male suspect and the woman knew each other.
“Detectives still have some leads that they are working and following as we speak,” Sergeant David Baker said.
It appears to be an isolated incident, according to police.
Authorities initially said the motive was unclear but they said they later learned that Everett planned to harm employees at the store who complained about him.
Police tape surrounded a section of the outlets.
The Under Armour store is in the southeast section of the outlets.
Baker does not want anyone visiting the area on Monday night as officers investigate the situation.
Officials with Under Armour released a statement about the shooting Tuesday afternoon.
“Last night, we learned of a terrible tragedy involving the loss of a member of the Under Armour family at one of our stores in Orlando. Our hearts go out to our teammate and her family, and to all of the teammates affected by this awful incident. Out of respect to the victim and her family, and because this is an active investigation, we are not in a position to offer any details at this time. Our concern right now is with the safety and security of everyone involved. We have a team on the ground and are in close coordination with law enforcement as monitoring the situation closely,” officials said.
A spokesperson for the Orlando International Premium Outlets sent this statement to News 6 following the deadly shooting:
"We are deeply saddened by the tragic event that took place last night, which the Orlando Police Department believes was an isolated incident inside the store involving a recently terminated store employee. As this remains an ongoing police matter, all further inquiries should be directed to the Orlando Police Department.”