Four people were killed in what Florida sheriffs called early Sunday in a large-scale shootout with a “ready to fight” suspect, including a mother hugging a dead baby. doing. I was captured.
Sheriff Grady Judd of Pork County said he wore full-body armor, including a bulletproof vest, when an unidentified suspect was found outside a “booby trap” Lakeland home. He didn’t elaborate on anything other than saying that the glass lights lined up on the driveway.
Dozens, if not hundreds, of exchanges, authorities broke into the house, multiple shots of an 11-year-old girl, and more, according to Judd, after a gun battle with police and lawmakers. Found three dead victims. Her toddler. The woman in the next house was also killed.
Authorities did not disclose the names of the victims or shooters or the motivation for the shooting, but sheriffs said they were initially asked to report suspicious vehicles.
At a press conference on Sunday, Judd encountered a “stranger” who said, “God sent me here to talk to one of your daughters,” about nine hours before the shooting.
No other details were released regarding the relationship between women and shooters or victims.
Police were on the scene within six minutes, but Grady heard a lieutenant popping out in the distance a few hours later, around 4:30 am, until the agency went into active shooter mode and brought everyone in. Said that no traces of suspects or vehicles were found. Local state and local law enforcement agencies to the scene.
When they arrived, fragile lights were lined up on the driveway to the house. They saw the suspected truck burning and heard more gunshots.
The suspect was also there, and Judd said he wore body armor “as if he was ready to get us all involved in an active archer situation,” but they didn’t see the weapons. Stated.
The suspect immediately rushed home and authorities heard another shooting, “a woman’s scream and a baby’s whisper.”
The policeman tried to get in front of the house, but it was a barricade. When they turned behind, they encountered a shooter and engaged in a fierce shootout before the suspect returned home.
All but the blades of the overhead helicopter were silent until the suspect surrendered, Judd said. He had been shot once.
Authorities moved in and found an 11-year-old girl who was shot many times. She told lawmakers that there were three dead inside, Judd said.
Congressmen sent robots home to check for explosives and other traps. When it became clear, they found a mother with a baby in her arms and another unidentified victim all dead from a gunshot wound. They also found another woman deadly shot in the next house.
The archer also told authorities that he was taking methamphetamine. According to officials, his vehicle was also stockpiled with gunfighting equipment, including a hemostatic kit.
“He was a coward. It’s easy to shoot innocent children, babies and people at midnight with or without a gun,” Grady said.
While being treated at the hospital, the suspect jumped up and tried to grab a policeman’s gun. “They had to fight him again in the emergency room,” Grady said, before he was finally tied up and taken medicine.
The suspect is expected to recover and will be transferred to jail for prosecution.
“At this point, we have more questions than answers,” state lawyer Brian Haas said in the field.