A man accused of sharpened an Orlando military officer and holding 4 children warrant has killed a children and himself, imprinting a finish of a deadlock that lasted scarcely 24 hours, authorities pronounced late Monday.
The children were found shot to death in a west Orlando section formidable only north of Universal Studios, Orlando military arch John Mina pronounced during a news conference. Their ages ranged from one to 11 years old, military said. The man, identified by military as 35-year-old Gary Wayne Lindsey, Jr., was located in a closet, passed of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Mina said.
Lindsey, Mina said, was a law-breaker on trial who had formerly been arrested on charges of domestic assault and arson.
Speaking to reporters, Mina pronounced both a Orlando Police Department and a Orange County Sheriff’s Office had been “working really tough during this prolonged day to move this conditions to a pacific resolution.”
“Unfortunately it has a really comfortless and unhappy ending,” he said.
The deadlock began late Sunday night when officers responded to a domestic assault call around 11:45, Mina pronounced during an progressing lecture Monday afternoon. He pronounced a woman had called to news being beaten by Lindsey, who was her boyfriend.
When military approached a apartment, Mina pronounced Lindsey started shooting, critically wounding one of a officers. Police returned fire, though there was “no denote of anyone being harm inside,” Mina said. The harmed officer was identified as Kevin Valencia. As of early Tuesday morning, Mina pronounced Valencia was still in vicious condition.
Judy Pepper, who lives in a section only next Lindsey, told a Orlando Sentinel she was awoken by 4 shrill gunshots. She pronounced she listened screaming and saw military lift a harmed officer to a grass. Pepper and other residents in a section formidable were relocated to a circuitously McDonald’s and afterwards to a Holiday Inn, a Orlando Sentinel reported.
“Hell, yes, we was positively terrified,’’ Pepper said. “It only dismayed me awake, and we had no thought what was going on.’’
After sharpened during a officers, Lindsey afterwards barricaded himself in a section along with a children, of that dual were his and dual belonged to a woman, Mina said.
Throughout Monday, Mina pronounced his officers had confirmed “direct and indirect” hit with Lindsey, though mislaid their tie around 8:30 p.m. When attempting to broach a phone to Lindsey, Mina pronounced military celebrated that one of a children seemed to be “obviously deceased,” call them to digest a devise to enter a section and “try and rescue a rest of a children.”
A shrill bang was reportedly listened during a section formidable around 9 p.m., according to a Orlando Sentinel.
Once inside, officers detected a bodies, Mina said.
“We have no thought when those bad children mislaid their lives,” he said. “Our hearts go out to a families of those 4 children.”