The Broward County Sheriff’s Office released a timeline to the press showing exactly how the suspect Nikolas Cruz executed his depraved plan to shoot innocent classmates and educators at Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday.
2:06: Uber picks up suspect.
2:19 Uber drops off suspect at Stoneman Douglas High School.
2:21:18 Suspect enters East stairwell of Building 12 with rifle inside a black, soft rifle case.
2:21:30 Suspect exits stairwell with rifle out removed from the rifle case.
2:21:33 Suspect has rifle ready and begins shooting into rooms 1215, 1216, 1214, back to 1216, back to 1215 and then to 1213.
Suspect then takes the West stairwell to 2nd floor and shoots victim in room 1234.
2:24:39 Suspect takes the East stairwell to the 3rd floor.
2:27:37 Suspect enters 3rd floor stairwell, drops rifle and backpack and runs down the stairs.
2:28:35 Suspect exits Building 12 and runs west towards the tennis courts and then heads south.
2:29:51 Suspect crosses field and runs west with others who are fleeing the area.
2:50 Suspect arrives at the Walmart, enters the store and buys a drink at the Subway, then leaves on foot.
3:01 Suspect goes to McDonalds, sits down for a short time, and then leaves on foot.
3:41 Suspect is detained at 4700 Wyndham Lakes Dr., Coral Springs by an officer from Coconut Creek PD. A show up is conducted at that location by BSO homicide detectives. He is positively identified and taken into custody.
The arrest warrant for Nikolas Cruz was also released by authorities.
As reported by the Sun Sentinel, Cruz appeared in court on Thursday. The suspect admitted his guilt to investigators and provided details of the crime he is alleged to have committed.
As reported by the Sentinel, Cruz “discarded his AR-15 rifle and ammunition magazines at the scene and escaped by blending into the crowd of fleeing students, according to arrest reports.”
In addition, Cruz said that after the shooting he “went to a Subway inside a nearby Walmart for a drink, then headed to a McDonald’s before he was arrested without incident by an officer who recognized his description.”
Nikolas Cruz may face the death penalty in Florida for 17 counts of premeditated murder.
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