ORLANDO, Fla. - A man was fatally shot outside a U.S. Customs and Immigration Services building in Central Florida on Monday, and a suspect has been taken into custody. It happened in an office park in south Orlando off South Semoran Boulevard.
The Orlando Police Department (OPD) said the shooting is "domestic in nature."
Police Lt. Diego Toruno said a man and a woman were entering the building when another man drove up and confronted them. Investigators said the suspect, identified as Alberto Rivero-Milian, 52. fired a weapon, striking the victim, identified as Alberto Dominguez-Ortiz, 58. Dominguez-Ortiz died at the scene. The woman managed to escape.
"The man who was killed outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office was with a female companion who was not hurt. The suspect was her ex-husband," OPD confirmed in a statement sent to FOX 35 News.
Witnesses said it was a chaotic scene outside the immigration building just before 10 o’clock.
"We heard the gunshots and people were screaming everyone was running trying to run for cover," Bonnie Brandao.
She was inside when she heard several shots.
"I was running because it was scary to hear someone screaming and you hear gunshots you're thinking they were going to come in there," Brandao said.
Police confirmed shortly after 11:30 a.m. that Rivero-Milian had been taken into custody in neighboring Osceola County.
Officers reportedly found his vehicle after it fled the scene and engaged the suspect in a police pursuit in Kissimmee, where it ended.
FOX 35 spoke to someone else at the scene, who was inside the building to get her citizenship papers when the shots went off.
"I was running because it was scary to hear someone screaming and you hear gunshots you're thinking they were going to come in there," she said.
FOX 35 will provide updates on this story as it develops.