During a Domestic Violence Episode and Police Shot in Orlando Overnight, 4 People Died, Including a Kid

Overnight on Sunday in Orlando, three people—a kid, an adult, and the suspect who fired at police—were killed by gunfire in a domestic violence incident, according to the Orlando Police Department. At 2:25 a.m. on Sunday, police in Orlando were called to a residence in connection with a domestic violence incident.

Shortly after police arrived, they heard gunfire from inside the home, and the suspect emerged and opened fire on them.

According to articles published on CNN.com,

“The suspect walked out of the house, walked toward the officers and shot at the officers. The officers returned fire and the suspect fell,” Orlando Police Chief Eric D. Smith said.

The suspect was taken into custody and later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. According to authorities, neither of the two cops involved was hurt. Three individuals, including a toddler, had been shot inside the house, and the officers took them to the hospital. According to the police, the three victims did not survive.

4 Dead Following Overnight Domestic Violence Incident

According to the announcement, both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney’s Office undertakes separate investigations into the event. Also, an internal inquiry will be conducted by the Orlando Police Department.

Police have stated that within 30 days, footage from their body cameras will be made public. “What a horrific, tragic situation,” Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said on Twitter. “Sending support to the family members of the victims, as well as the officers, who were thankfully unharmed.”

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