MONTICELLO, Ind. (Aug. 6, 2014)—The three people killed in a shooting outside a Monticello furniture business have been identified.
Authorities responded to Jordan’s Manufacturing Company located at 1200 South Sixth Street around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday due to reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found 42-year-old Israel Rogel deceased with an apparent gunshot wound, lying on the ground near a car in the parking lot.
Police said Agustin Oliver, 42, was discovered dead in the driver seat of the car. A 43-year-old woman, Monica "Delia" Gonzalez, was found in the passenger seat with an apparent gunshot wound. She was transported to IU Health White Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
According to police, Oliver and Gonzalez were co-workers and friends and left the factory together during their break. At that time, police said Rogel arrived at the plant apparently looking for Gonzalez, his soon-to-be ex-wife, .
Police said Rogel approached Oliver and Gonzalez when they were in the vehicle and fatally shot them, before shooting himself in the head.
Jealousy is what fueled Rogel to kill his ex-wife and Oliver, according to Gonzalez' daugther.
Perla and Marilyn Perez-Gonzalez said their mother worked on the sewing line at the facility. Recently, they said she started dating Oliver.
"He's capable of a lot of things, but we didn't think he would go this far," said Marilyn about Rogel.
Work was optional for employees at the Jordan Manufacturing facility Wednesday. The company’s president, Dave Jordan, said only about five employees didn't show up for work.
"We have had ministers in, we have had priests in,” said Jordan. “We are doing everything we possibly can to help them get through the grieving period.”
Co-workers took the time to pray and reflect before going to work.
"I lost my friend. He was my best friend," said co-worker and friend, Fabian Flores.
“We actually saw the guy that did everything walk out of the building, and we didn't think nothing of it," said co-worker Gil Alvarez.
Gonzalez leaves behind three daughters and an 8-year-old son. Oliver also has a young daughter.
A candle light vigil will be held at the Jordan Manufacturing plant parking lot at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.