Markeith Loyd- FL- 2016/2017 (Added in 2017) (CAPTURED!!!!) Jan 9, 2017 10:56:14 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jan 9, 2017 10:56:14 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: Orlando Sentinel)
From the Orlando Sentinel website:
An Orlando police officer was shot and killed this morning on Princeton Street, just west of John Young Parkway, and the suspect - wanted in a homicide - is at large.
The department confirmed the death shortly after 10 a.m., about three hours after the shooting. It planned a 10:45 a.m. news conference at Orlando Regional Medical Center.
The officer was taken to the hospital. Hours later, a flag-covered coffin was loaded into the back of a van while more than a dozen OPD officers stood at attention.
OPD also did not name the officer, but Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill posted on Facebook, "Oh God!!!! Please pray for my OPD Liaison, she's been shot down in Pinehills."
The agency identified the shooter as Markeith Loyd, 43, a man who officers and deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office tried to corner and arrest earlier today.
Shortly before 930 a.m. the Sheriff's Office reported that Loyd had shot at a deputy and missed this morning, was armed and dangerous and that anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact law enforcement immediately.
The two shootings happened about the same time and place this morning.
Deputies had been on the lookout for Lloyd for weeks because of a murder warrant: He's accused of murdering his pregnant 24-year-old girlfriend, Sade Dixon, in December.
The Sheriff's Office reported that when he saw the deputy this morning near North Lane and Pine Hills Drive, he opened fire. That gunfire hit the deputy's SUV twice but not the deputy.
Loyd then carjacked a vehicle and fled, the Sheriff’s Office reported. He then abandoned that vehicle near Rosemont and Cinderlane Parkway, a location where officers and deputies concentrated their search.
Dozens of officers were seen heading that way.
Loyd is accused of killing Dixon on Dec. 13 and wounding her 26-year-old brother, Ronald Steward. They were shot at a home on Long Peak Drive.
Loyd had gone to their home, banged on the door, and when Dixon answered, he shot her, the Sheriff’s Office reported. Loyd then shot her brother, who was critically injured.
Five other people were at the home at the time, including Dixon’s 5- and 7-year-old children.
More details about how the Orlando police officer was wounded were not immediately available.
Deputies were called to the scene, not far from a Walmart, just after 7:15 a.m. after getting word that an "officer needs help."
At least seven Orlando police officers and Orange County sheriff’s deputies were seen escorting the ambulance to the hospital.
Several schools in the area have been placed on lockdown because of police activity. Those schools include Evans High; Meadowbrook Middle and Lockhart Middle; and Pine Hills Elementary, Rolling Hills Elementary, Robinswood Middle, Pinewood Elementary and Lockhart Elementary.
Several charter schools also were on lockdown: Innovations, Kids Community College, Lucious & Emma Nixon Academy, Nap Ford Community School, Oasis, Orlando Science Charter School and UCP Pine Hills
Governor Rick Scott had been scheduled to attend a jobs event this morning with KPMG in Orlando but because of the shooting, dropped that event, according to press aide Jackie Schutz.
Thoughts? This is horrible a combined breaking news case as it can be- murder of a pregnant woman, attempted murder of another person while five children were inside the home, AND murder of a Police Officer. Usually just one of the above reasons could warrant breaking news coverage, let alone nearly all of them. Right now articles aren't stating a specific number to call so for right now I'd just call 911 if you have any information on Lloyd.
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