DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) - A man has been taken into custody after, police said, he opened fire inside the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club.
According to officials, police rushed to the scene at around 1:30 a.m., Friday, following a call of an active shooter.
Police said 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi, a Doral resident, walked in and started yelling anti President Donald Trump rhetoric, while draping an American flag over the front desk in the lobby.
Doral Police and Miami-Dade Police responded to the resort, where, they said, they were immediately able to neutralize the suspect.
“Our officers responded with the assistance of Miami-Dade [Police Department],” said Doral Police Chief Hernan Organvidez. “They confronted the subject immediately upon arrival and exchanged fire with him.”
Police said the suspect pulled the fire alarm in the lobby to lure officers in. Once inside, a shootout broke out between police and the suspect.
One Miami-Dade Police officer and four Doral Police officers were forced to fire inside the lobby.
“It appears he was trying to engage our police officers in some type of ambush-type attack, trying to lure our police officers and when I say ‘our’, [I mean] both police agencies, Miami-Dade and Doral, into this gunfight,” said Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez. “He did succeed, and he did lose.”
Perez credits recent active shooter training for the lack of serious injuries in apprehending Oddi.
Oddi was taken into custody and transported to Kendall Regional Medical Center in stable condition. Police said he was shot in the leg multiple times.
Officials said he is expected to survive and will face several felony charges.
“We are not saying that this is terrorism. We’re not saying any of that, but we’re not discounting anything at this point,” said Perez.
A Doral Police officer injured his wrist while responding to the shooting. However, officials said it was not firearm related. “One of our officers received an injury, non-firearm-related and is in good condition at Baptist Hospital,” said Organvidez.
Officials said there is no further threat at the resort.
“None of the individuals staying at the hotel had any injuries of any kind,” said Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez.
Detectives could be seen removing items from Oddi’s residence. His vehicle was also towed.
7News’ Rosh Lowe visited Oddi’s neighborhood, in Northwest 53rd Street and 81st Avenue, to get reactions from residents.
“I just saw him in the parking lot. He was always in the gym,” said Lina Diaz, the suspect’s neighbor. She said he seemed like a normal guy and called his alleged actions “sad and shocking.”
Oddi lists himself as a fitness instructor on social media. According to the Miami Herald, the 42-year-old worked as a stripper and porn actor before the shooting.
On Instagram, Oddi shared a meme from right-wing conservative group Turning Point USA, comparing Colin Kaepernick to an Army Ranger who gave up football to serve in the military. “Refused to stand for the national anthem because the flag stands for “oppression,” reads the post. His caption: “Colin worries he doesn’t have an NFL career and kneels for popularity.”
The FDLE has taken over the police-involved shooting portion of the investigation, while Homeland Security and the FBI are expected to continue investigating the motive behind the shooting.
Perez said situations like these show the importance of doing active-shooter drills with other police departments.
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