Police: Officer shot, killed in Orlando, suspect still at large

Master Sgt. Debra Clayton/Orlando Police Department

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida says it’s conducting a massive manhunt for a suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer.

The sheriff’s office said Monday it was searching for 41-year-old Markeith Lloyd in an area of northwest metro Orlando.

Markeith Lloyd
Markeith Lloyd

Lloyd is suspected in the shooting death of Master Sgt. Debra Clayton.

Clayton was shot and killed in the line of duty near a Wal-Mart in Orlando. Police Chief John Mina says Loyd also is wanted in the slaying of a pregnant woman.

Some area schools were in lockdown.

The Orlando Police Department identified Lloyd as the suspect in the shooting Monday morning of the Orlando police officer near a Walmart store.

The Orlando Sentinel reports at least seven Orlando police officers and Orange County Sheriff’s deputies were seen escorting an ambulance carrying the officer to the hospital shortly after the shooting.

Traffic has been detoured around the area.

Authorities say a deputy has been killed in a motorcycle crash while searching for Lloyd.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told a press conference Monday that another vehicle turned in front of the deputy, who was riding a motorcycle in pursuit of Loyd.

 

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