FORT WALTON BEACH, FL. (THECOUNT) — Ledesma Vonzell Wooden has been identified as the Houston man who fatally shot a coworker and injured another individual at a Fort Walton, Florida bus station, after being fired from his hurricane relief job.

Wooden, 24, was arrested Wednesday and charged in the homicide of 24-year-old coworker, Aija Rae Hunter. Fort Walton Beach police say five people from Houston, TX, were in the area working for a company providing Florida hurricane relief.


Hunter was pronounced dead at the scene of at least one gunshot wound, say officials.

Phillip Early Lydia, 49, was injured in the shooting and transported to an area hospital. His condition has not been updated.

A police report says Wooden fought with a worker over being fired and needing to buy his own bus ticket back to Houston. It says Wooden then grabbed a handgun from his luggage and shot at his former co-workers, killing 24-year-old Aija Rae Hunter and wounding 49-year-old Phillip Early Lydia. source

Police say Wooden was caught fleeing the scene.

It’s unclear if Wooden has a lawyer.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly shooting may contact police at your local 911.

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