Date: 4/23/1987

Summary: Retired librarian William Cruse, 59, was paranoid neighbors gossiped that he was gay. He drove to a Publix supermarket, killing two Florida Tech students en route before opening fire outside and killing a woman. He then drove to a Winn-Dixie supermarket and killed three more, including two police officers. Cruse was arrested after taking a hostage and died on death row in 2009.

Location: Other

Fatalities: 6

Injured:  14

Gender: Male

Type: Spree

Weapon: One rifle, one revolver, one shotgun

Age of Shooter: 59

Mental Health Details: Yes


mental Health Sources: (Supreme Court of Florida Document)