Police Release Chilling 911 Audio of Melbourne Mall Shooting

By  //  January 21, 2015

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CLICK HERE, or on the above image to listen to the 9-1-1 calls that came into police shortly after the deadly shooting began at Melbourne Square Mall on Saturday morning.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department has released the chilling 9-1-1 calls that came into police shortly after the deadly shooting began at Melbourne Square Mall on Saturday morning.

Also released by police was a DETAILED HISTORY LOG of the shooting at the mall located at 1770 West New Haven Avenue in Melbourne, Florida.

The police began receiving 9-1-1 calls that reported shots fired on Saturday morning about 9:31 a.m., immediately locked the mall down, and store employees were instructed to exit the mall through their rear entrances.

Melbourne Police Commander and spokesman Vince Pryce identified the shooter as Jose Garcia Rodriguez, 57, of Palm Bay, Florida.

Leonardo Coppola

Leonardo Coppola

Among the victims was Rodriguez’s wife, 33-year-old Ida Garcia, of Palm Bay, who was wounded and in good condition at the hospital, and Leonardo Coppola, 36, of West Melbourne who was identified by the Melbourne Police Department on Sunday as the dead male shooting victim.

Coppola was a co-worker of Garcia, and shot dead trying to stop Rodriguez, who shot Garcia and Coppola before shooting himself dead.

Melbourne Square mall reopened on schedule at 12 noon Sunday after being locked down on Saturday as the police conducted their investigation.

ABOVE VIDEO: Melbourne Police Chief Steve Mimbs provides an update during a press conference about the shooting at Melbourne Square Mall on Saturday morning.

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In addition to the Melbourne Police Department, law enforcement agencies on scene included the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, West Melbourne Police Department and the Palm Bay Police Departments. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

In addition to the Melbourne Police Department, law enforcement agencies on scene included the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, West Melbourne Police Department and the Palm Bay Police Department.

According to Rodriguez’s Facebook page, he was married to Garcia for 16 years, and investigators believe a domestic dispute may have lead to shooting his estranged wife.

The first store to open at Melbourne Square in 1982 was Ivey’s, with J. C. Penney and Jordan Marsh as the other two anchors at the time.

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The Melbourne Square mall is now owned by Washington Prime Group, Inc. which owns and manages 98 regional shopping centers and community lifestyle centers across the U.S.

The mall is anchored by Macy’s, Dillard’s North and South, JCPenney and Dick’s Sporting Goods, and features more than 125 additional specialty stores including Victoria’s Secret, White House Black Market, American Eagle Outfitters, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bath & Body Works and GapKids.

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Jose Garcia Rodriguez, right, and Ida Garcia. According to Rodriguez’s Facebook page, he was married to Garcia for 16 years. Investigators believe a domestic dispute may have lead to shooting his estranged wife. (Facebook image)

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Jose Garcia Rodriguez, left, and Ida Garcia. According to Rodriguez’s Facebook page, he was married to Garcia for 16 years. Investigators believe a domestic dispute may have lead to shooting his estranged wife. (Facebook image)

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Jose Garcia Rodriguez, right, and Ida Garcia. According to Rodriguez’s Facebook page, he was married to Garcia for 16 years. Investigators believe a domestic dispute may have lead to shooting his estranged wife. (Facebook image)

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Jose Garcia Rodriguez, left, and Ida Garcia. According to Rodriguez’s Facebook page, he was married to Garcia for 16 years. Investigators believe a domestic dispute may have lead to shooting his estranged wife. (Facebook image)

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