Wendy's Victim Went Back For Child's Toy
Gunman Kills One, Injures Five Before Killing Self, Police Say
5:09 pm PST March 3, 2008
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A man killed during a random shooting at a West Palm Beach Wendy's restaurant was a fire-rescue lieutenant waiting in line to get a forgotten toy for his child, authorities said.
The victim, Rafael Vazquez, 42, was having lunch with his wife and child at the Wendy's at Cherry Road and Military Trail around 12:18 p.m. Monday when he was shot and killed by 60-year-old Alburn Edward Blake, police said.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokesman Paul Miller said that Vasquez had been a Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue employee since 2001 and had been promoted in January 2007 to lieutenant, TV-station WPBF is reporting.
Vazquez was about to leave the restaurant with his wife and daughter when he went back to the counter to