Sheriff’s office: 1 employee escaped Florida bank massacre

  • A red SUV is seen parked outside the damaged SunTrust bank early Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Sebring, Fla. Authorities say five customers were shot and killed at the bank on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

  • This Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, booking photo released by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office shows Zephen Xaver, 21, who was charged with five counts of premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of the four bank employees and a customer in Sebring, Fla. (Highlands County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

SEBRING, Fla. — A bank employee escaped a massacre that killed five women at a SunTrust branch in Florida, running out a back door when the gunfire began, according to a sheriff’s office.