Esteban Santiago

Broward County (Fla) police and possibly the FBI are investigating who leaked video footage of Fort Lauderdale airport gunman Esteban Santiago firing at passengers. The video footage was published over the weekend by a gossip tabloid.

The video shows Santiago pulling a handgun from his waistband and firing at someone off camera as he walked through Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s baggage claim area on Friday.

The shooting left 5 people dead and 6 more wounded. Esteban, 26, was captured alive and is being held without bail.

Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief told the Sun Sentinel authorities are investigating who had access to a secure area where the surveillance video could be taped on a cell phone without authorization.

The “footage was being played in a secure room for only people with certain security clearance,” Sharief said. She added that she is concerned the video was leaked to the tabloid for money.

Sharief said it’s a crime to sell airport security video without authorization. She expects the investigation to be wrapped up shortly.

Several high profile leaks to the same gossip tabloid in the past have resulted in loss of employment.

A female LAPD cop lost her job for selling evidence photos of Rihanna’s facial injuries following the singer’s altercation with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

And a NY hotel employee was terminated after he allegedly sold video footage of Solange Knowles putting her hands on brother-in-law Jay Z in an elevator, wile her sister Beyonce Knowles-Carter looked on approvingly.





  • Jen_no_juice

    I hope more energy is spent on how to prevent folks with guns and bombs entering the airport as they are with the leaks.

  • iWasteTime

    This is the story? Not how this man was let down at every turn?
    I would like to know who was appointed to the VA!
    This is our fault and those people had to lose their lives. This is a blaring exposing of our broken veterans health and well being care.

  • Scromes1212

    Probably somebody with nothing to lose and everything to gain.

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    So that’s the focus?! Not the ppl who died, or the even itself. Or the man who did it?! No. Yall want to know how TMZ got it. FOH

  • iWasteTime

    To focus on the shooter and the why would call more than one federal agency into account. They don’t want to do that and they can’t blame ISIS and ISIL and em

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    Nope. A vet who had a mental problem. Who was let down at every turn by the VA department.

  • Scromes1212

    I was speaking about the person that leaked the video. But mental illness is very real.

  • Sucker Free

    So…someone recorded the airport video footage on a cell phone as it was played in secure room?

    How sway? That’s not secure room then…

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    Thought the meaning behind this….worse to better.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Police investigate who leaked video of Ft Lauderdale airport gunman to gossip tabloid

    Well we know how it turns out when they investigate themselves……..they find nothing!! Just a bunch of noise for distraction purposes.

  • Chardonnai

    They don’t want to do that and they can’t blame ISIS and ISIL and em
    ————————————————–
    I’m about sick of them using this excuse. How about the goverment take some responsiblity. They need to realize we are creating monsters too. You train these men to kill, then expect them to be normal after all that.

    My husband had to go through a lot of therapy after coming back from Iraq. The stuff they endure is unimaginable.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I am still trying to understand why he’s still alive.
    Oh yeah he isn’t black and Hispanics and Latinos run South Florida.

  • Scromes1212

    Very real issue that needs to be addressed

  • Mystery User

    I don’t understand the problem…I mean, for all we know, without footage, it could be a fake news story, and we know how we all feel about fake news right about now.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    My grandfather and uncles all came back with major issues…….uncles turned to alcohol and/or drug abuse and grandfather was batshit crazy to the point we learned at a very early age what his triggers were and how to avoid his vice grip.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Leaks to tabloids and other media leaks in general…not just tabloids have been around forever. They spend a lot of time on it in any given school of journalism. AND NOT just about celebs. Watergate was partly based on the manner in which the Washington Post obtained the information

  • Dee

    I am glad for the leaked footage. Didn’t know you could check a gun, fly to destination, pick up after flight at airport, go to bathroom, lock and load then shoot and kill. Now I know.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Yall want to know how TMZ got it
    ^^^^^
    Just said this

  • Mystery User

    Now everyone knows. i bet more people will act out in this manner.

  • iWasteTime

    Cause he dropped the gun, laid down spread eagle and waited for them to arrest him. He didn’t shoot it out with them or engage. Just laid down

  • RespectSelf

    I think they are talking about who sold the footage.

  • Chardonnai

    My husband still has a hard time sleeping. He will stay up til 1-2 in the morning watching tv. He says sometimes its hard for him to turn his brain off.

    Its the PTSD. Mind just going and going.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Huh?

    He checked it in per the law. Dude got the case from the baggage
    carousel, walked to the restroom, loaded the gun and then came out firing.

    The problem is disarming people when they have mental health issues.

    They said that he got his gun back from authorities about a month after he was placed under physiatric care.
    I don’t know how long he was in the straightjacket though.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.

    If you say so.

  • RespectSelf

    I’m sure they are focused on other things along with how the footage was leaked.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Huhn?! Cause …nevermind!!

  • Chardonnai

    Then he aint crazy. he meant to shoot them people. If he was really crazy, he would have shot at the police too.

  • Rayne

    Yep so here we go with this new thing with guns and loading them in the bathroom. Fawk it imma just drive. ?
    I’m scared of everything now.

  • Chardonnai

    You cant be scared. Its the way of the world now. Somebody might come to the mall, grocery store, school etc.

    We gotta get right with whatever God we serve and stay prepared. Nothing much we can do unless we become hermits.

  • iWasteTime

    that is what the witnesses said.
    you saw different?

  • iWasteTime

    his post war work up is NUTS

  • AG

    Yeah, I’m thinking the checked guns thing is gonna come to an end soon.

  • Tammie Reed

    Welp, there goes their job being thirsty and trying to be first smh!

  • AG

    So did Oscar Grant. Didn’t work for him.

  • Annaunki

    sharing is caring,
    it finally hit my home, my son was pulled over this weekend, for SAID ” break light” first he was park at a gas station, with my nephew with him, 2 black males, he was polite but he said cops said they noticed his brake light was out, brand new car, its only a month old, so he said well ill let my mom know, I did not know it was out, so he then ask where they was going, he said to pick up our girlfriends, cop said you need to be home by 12, my son yes sir i know. according to his license. which is true, so they pulled off, got half way down the street, cops come behind him and pulled him over just to write a citation for break light, I could not get to the police dept quick enuff when he got home, hell I got there in 10 mins tops its now 1 am, talk to the sarg, and everybody else. went to my car pressed my lights, NO lights WAS out, did it 2 more times NO lights was out, this Devil and Koon was just messing with them, for no reason, so I filed my complaint on the koon, but he said the koon(my words not his) was the main one harassing him…SMDH…

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The black guy who was shot in the back by a cop who arrived on the scene less than 15 seconds before because he thought the guy was a suspect in an armed robbery and allegedly had a box cutter in his hand–the box cutter was found 10 feet from the victim.

    James Crawford III who wasn’t pointing the gun at anyone but was shot because he didn’t OBEY the officer’s orders because he didn’t hear the cop.

    Let’s not even talk about the many unarmed black men who have been shot and killed by police

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    im just glad his name wasn’t Tyrone…

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    i hate those.. trying to prove they are not as black .. i work with them and I despise them

  • Annaunki

    I do too, but chyt is real outhere.

  • RespectSelf

    This is really sad, but his story also touches on why there are terrorist. Sadly when you are talking about the killing of children. Not sure when all this stuff will stop. People do horrible things to others and then they do horrible things back. Never ending cycle.

    More on the topic— They be letting folks slip through cracks and not helping them out. You putting people out there and having them do stuff and see stuff that is sick— they need help.

  • Low E. TUH!

    SMH…YOU LIVE IN A NICER NEIGHBORHOOD? I GOT PULLED OVER ON MY STREET WHEN I WAS STILL LIVING AT HOME FOR MY TINTED WINDOWS. WE WERE THE ONLY BLACK FAMILY ON THE STREET. FAST FORWARD TO THE COURT DATE – I WENT IN TO PAY THE TICKET AND HAD A BENCH WARRANT. FOR TINT.

  • Renee26

    Crazy…Sorry your son and nephew had to experience that

  • nucynu25

    NEW POST

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Prayers up for those affected and their families. Lord please protect us this year and beyond.

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    Also report it to
    State Attorneys office
    US attorney
    Mayor
    County commissoner
    Gov office
    News paper
    Local station
    Your senator

    One letter address to Gov office and Cc a those folks

    Elected officials will be on notice.

  • Annaunki

    me too, you teach your kids to do right and they still harrass them. im sick of this chyt, i really am

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Chardonnai: You train these men to kill, then expect them to be normal after all that.

    But that’s why people like me were against Iraq. In my case I was against both because I knew that Afghanistan was just a test to get America involved in another war but I didn’t know that it would be Iraq.

    My point is that America never learns. We still have Vietnam vets roaming the streets with mental illness and filling homeless shelters but people keep voting in Republicans who want more war.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    I work for a police agency… ….. le sigh

  • Annaunki

    I know the law very well, and yes Ma’am im on it.. just a liar SMDH for no reason tho

  • Renee26

    They said he passed his mental evaluation free and clear

  • Annaunki

    well dam… see this the the chyt im talking about.

  • Annaunki

    its pathetic im sick of these clowns

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ok I was mistaken.

    But it was a local issue so that is why the FBI turned him over to local authorities.

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    I’m glad he’s okay. My husband works for an agency above and I know the more people that know the more you are heard.

    Have a good one.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I am ashamed to admit it but I was afraid he was going to be black like those two vets who killed those police officers last year.
    I asked God to forgive me but still it was a relief that he wasn’t one of my skinfolks.

  • Rayne

    True. This world ?…

  • Low E. TUH!

    MY AUNTIE SWEARS BY THE DAMN VA…AND I DON’T GET IT! SHE WILL ACT A PLUMB FOOL IF SHE ENDS UP AT ANY OTHER HOSPITAL…I WILL SAY SHE SPENDS A TON OF TIME THERE AND MAKES USE OF THE PROGRAMS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TOO, BUT WTF IS UP AT THE VA AND WHY AIN’T IT GETTING BETTER?!

  • RationalThinkersUnite

    It was reported that the gunmen entered a police station in Alaska to get help. He said the government was controlling his mind and trying to recruit him ISIS. He also said he had a gun in the car and was scared for his life. He was then turned away.

    Let’s just assume the mans story is true… if the government has really developed mind control techniques how would the average person distinguish that from mental illness? We’ve always had mentally ill people in society. Why are they now starting to take up arms and committ mass.murders? Something ain’t right….

  • Renee26

    Oh they dropped the ball for sure…they may need to revisit the questions and things they look for in those mental evaluations

  • Renee26

    I totally understand…facing situations of discrimination causes irreparable feelings of distrust

  • Annaunki

    YES it does

  • Annaunki

    thank you for your words

  • Lisa daniels

    When you file complaints they like to miss with you more and you don’t have to tell them where you are going either.

  • Butter

    She added that she is concerned the video was leaked to the tabloid for money.
    You damn right!

  • Butter

    MK Ultra its several Celebrities on Youtube talking about it. You think its not real.. That’s how they get people to assonate people and take the blame..

  • Annaunki

    I’m very versed in law they know me I have uncles that are fed agents close cousin that are sheriffs , when I come its like get the legal team ready. cause this heifer ain’t gonna stop when it comes to her kids, and you dam right.

  • the guest

    Is it too much better that his name is Estaban Santiago and he’s light brown. Black folks take the heat for the actions of Latinos too.

  • Mrs.Meenie

    So crazy…I was just in that airport in November, I’m so glad for the folks who made it out alive, prayers and condolences to ones that didn’t.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    JOHN CRAWFORD?

  • the guest

    Good Lord, it’s always the Toms. It really is. Just hate to see two young brothers raised right, carrying themselves with respect, and articulate and polite. Tom cop wanted to bring them down.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Maybe it was James.

    I was in a hurry and didn’t have time to check.

  • the guest

    Tom cop.

    People like to gloss over that in a lot of police brutality there’s a black cop covering up. It has such slavery parallels its frightening.

  • the guest

    Our family has been strictly road tripping for some time now. Fly only when absolutely necessary. No travel is perfect but people targeting the airports.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Wal-Mart Crawford would be John. He was killed while walking the store talking on the phone minding his own business, not running the store amouk pointing a gun at people as it had been reported to a 911 operator.

    This incident took place in an open-carry state. However, the NRA was not as vocal as most would have liked regarding this incident. In fact, it was very quiet.

  • the guest

    Airport will take your hair conditioner but this demon got through with a gun.

  • the guest

    Amen.

  • Annaunki

    my thought exactly,

  • Jen_no_juice

    My point was, why so worried with how tmz or whoever got the footage? I honestly thought about the airports in New Orleans and Houston. You can get dropped off in the baggage claim and right in without passing metal detectors or anything. So talk about how to prevent a mentally unstable vets or other folks from coming into an airport and shooting it up. I know he didn’t walk right in, but hopefully you get my point

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But Hispanic is an ethnicity and not a race.
    There are black and white Hispanics.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ok I still got it wrong.
    It’s still Monday so sue me.

  • Rayne

    Yea seems like I have no other choice but to drive nowadays. Driving can be fun.

  • Dee

    He checked his gun, picked it up after his flight and started shooting. Didn’t know you could check a gun like baggage.

  • Dee

    I am just glad that I know too.

  • Dee

    I am just glad that I know too.

  • Look@m3

    I started believing after I saw that Britney Spears video…right behind that the Eminem one and then that black newsman, Al Roker. So all Ic an say is I don’t know shawty……makes me wonder!

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    It’s still more damgerous to drive than fly, though I see why you would want to avoid airports.

  • n1kk1a

    I believe it’s real. I feel like Kanye was taken in for “reprogramming”.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    ……………………………………………………………………………………….

  • kgirl33

    Airport won’t take your conditioner if you check it in. They only prevent you from carrying it on the plane. You can pretty much check anything in under the plane as long as you have the correct paper work which in this case the guy did everything right.

  • nick c

    I lived in Alaska for 2 years, it falls below -25 and its pitch dark 20hrs a day in the winter. It will make you go crazy I dont know how those clowns lived up there they whole life I couldnt do it.

  • RationalThinkersUnite

    And I thought Ohio was bad… brrrrrrrr

  • nick c

    Someone probably reported you, say you “suspicious.” You be surprised who be rats in your own neighborhood.

  • nick c

    The whole its more dangerous to drive is a ruse. Most car deaths are back roads, late at night, bad weather etc. Not just your everyday commute. If you can stay on main hwy’s and not drive a motorcycle (which really cooks up the numbers) and stay off the road from 11pm to 5am you are golden.

  • Low E. TUH!

    OF COURSE THE ONLY BLACK FAMILY IS SUSPICIOUS…THEY AREN’T JUST LIVING, WORKING, AND MINDING THEIR BUSINESS!

  • nick c

    I knew you could check a gun but i didnt know they let you check ammo too.

  • datATLboi

    after you see the payday they get, I’d sell em too…..50k for the pics or spend a year on the job and not even get 50k…..easy decision

  • nick c

    What a bitch too by the way too pussy to really get into a shoot out with the cops care about his own life smh

  • nick c

    He got a general discharge he doesnt get VA care, its a way to keep him out the system. VA only help you if you honorable discharge.

  • nick c

    They sometimes do this so they dont have to pay people on some form of disability. Trust me I know lol.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Subpoena on the way.

  • Lisa daniels

    Ok. As long as you know

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    You schittin me. The gossip tabloid probably paid someone 25-50g’s for this footage. Start with the personnel who would have access to the footage, but again, $$$$$$. So there was no target; he just randomly shot people?

  • Rayne

    Well hell should I just walk? Lmbo

  • the guest

    Actually Hispanic refers to “Spanish speaking” linguistic and ethnicity. However, in a narrow and short sighted society, often the ills of Latinos are grouped in with the stereotyping, discrimination, and judgement against black people.

    That is what I were referring to when a I expounded on your concern of the gunman’s race and society’s associative and generalizing judgements against black people.

  • the guest

    What people need to understand is that racism is not only the belief that black people are inferior. That’s one kind of racism. The other kind of racism is the resentment of when black people are superior and upstanding.

    That Tom cop targeted your child and nephew out of racist resentment of their being superior and upstanding. And then your child had the nerve to have a classed, intelligent, and informed mom who went to the station.

    You all defied every hood stereotype that Tom cop wished your family was.

  • the guest

    Only every now and then I say it would be faster to drive. But I remind myself the drive is part of the vacation. Something about flying just doesn’t agree with me anymore. That our family choice but I don’t judge people who fly.

  • the guest

    Have you seen the movie about the terrorists in the Kenyan grocery store and mall. To think that could really happen out of nowhere. Good lord.

  • the guest

    Darn shame. Do you think guns should be banned on planes.

  • Just saying

    The government has been doing this for years! It’s called MK ultra mind control. YouTube it.

  • Annaunki

    I know, but they wanted something to be something, thats what bothers me, hes a young man now, and he ain’t gonna tolerated being belittle and talked down on later on in life, and I don’t expect him to, he is a young man.

  • TaylorFinallyMadeIt

    I don’t see how he shot anyone with them tangled eyeballs

  • Allihave2say

    Hollering at the table!!!!!!!

  • Allihave2say

    They can go ahead and quit. Well they might get away with it.

  • Allihave2say

    The Batman movie shooter has a very interesting story the back drop story that is. His father was scheduled to testify in a gov’t investigation. He had been seeing a school psychiatrist who was known for mind control. A similar story of the college shooter with the bombs.

  • Allihave2say

    My now deceased military daddy used to tell me things and I brushed them off as old man talk. He challenged me to do my own research. I did. it changed my life and thought process.

  • RationalThinkersUnite

    I haven’t heard that one yet…let me go research

  • Allihave2say

    The shooter was an Iraqi veteran. He was hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation and his gun seized for 30 days. He said the government was in his head telling him to kill American citizens.

  • Allihave2say

    James Holmes as a very interesting “conspiracy theory”. I think you can read it on Vigilant Citizen too.

  • Capricornicy

    The sad thing is he tried to help.

  • Felicia Kelley

    Who tried to help??

  • Felicia Kelley

    Interesting!!!

  • Angela Flowers

    I’m confused by the 2nd paragraph…

  • kgirl33

    Traveling with “checked” guns have happened for yearssss. You have people that travel to gun shows and go hunting in different states. It’s never been a problem as long as you package it correctly, your ammunition is separate and you declare it with the airline. Due to this situation I feel you should still be able to check your gun, but no longer be able to bring ammunition. There’s holes in every system so if a person wants to do something crazy they will always find a way.

  • S T

    Seeeeee ??

  • S T

    ??

  • Allihave2say

    Alton Sterling was on the ground. There were two officers sitting on his arms. One arm was under a car front and an officer was holding it down. The other arm (right arm) an officer had his knee on and it was clear there was no gun.

    Officers responded to a call that Alton had a gun on his person and the caller had seen it. While the officers were pinning him down with one had under a car and one hand visibly empty he was shot at point blank range because the officers claimed he had a gun.

    Here we see a man who is clearly in position of a gun but he managed to be taken down, an arrested without any shooting or harm to his body.

  • Jayde da Blade

    Hmmm. The first reporting had the shooter as a different race. Then a witness said no he looked white but the news said no its a person of color then the video happened.?