Fallujah Marine Combat Vet Killed Trying to Save Lives During Florida Active Shooter Incident

SEBASTIAN, FLORIDA – A decorated United States Marine Corps veteran working at a local pizzeria was shot after a delivery driver who was upset with the restaurant manager came back to the business with an AK-47/SKS style rifle and began shooting into the business.

On June 19th, at approximately 11:44 AM  delivery driver for Guiseppe’s Pizzeria, 56 year old William Carrodus of Sebastian, returned to the restaurant located at 935 Sebastian Blvd. with a rifle because he was upset with the manager.

Carrodus told detectives he went to the business with the intention of shooting the manager. Carrodus fired several rounds towards the building before entering the business and then upon entering the restaurant, fired several more rounds in the direction of other employees, fatally striking 34-year-old Frank Strahorn of Sebastian.

According to accounts,  when Carrodus entered the restaurant where Strahorn was employed, firing an AK47, Strahorn saved lives by pushing others out of harm’s way. He served in Fallujah, Iraq. 

After exiting the building, Carrodus shot the manager’s unoccupied vehicle several times. Once on scene, officers immediately took Carrodus into custody and began rendering aid to the victim. Law enforcement officers from both the Sebastian Police Department and the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office are on scene conducting the investigation, which will continue into the evening.

Carrodus is being charged with attempted first-degree murder, second-degree murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

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