A female Orlando police officer was shot nine times, and the suspect remains on the loose. The law enforcement community needs our help finding the shooter!
If you see something, please say something and help bring this cop killer to justice! Earlier this morning, a wanted murder suspect with a lengthy rap sheet shot and killed a female police officer outside of an Orlando Walmart. He fled the scene and is considered armed and extremely dangerous, via Fox News.
The Orlando officer had been shopping at the Walmart and was placing her bags in the trunk of her vehicle when an unidentified shopper approached her, Blue Lives Matter reports. James Herman, a witness to the Florida police shooting, said the shopper informed Sergeant Debra Clayton that a wanted man was inside the store.
James Herman said he thought the Orlando police officer was going to walk back inside the store to confront the wanted man — who was walking out the door after the unidentified shopper pointed him out.
James Herman told local reporters that the cop killer was an “average looking dude, he walked by me, had a security vest and everything.”
“I was walking down the sidewalk, right past the officer, and I heard her tell him to stop, or whatever, and he shot her. He shot her down.”
Markeith Loyd then reportedly took off running. He continued to fire off rounds pointing the gun behind him as he fled the Orlando Walmart parking lot. Herman added he thought the murder suspect was a Walmart security guard. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a statewide “Florida Blue Alert” for Markeith Loyd. Loyd is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer.
Loyd is described as a 6-foot-3, 230-pound male. He was last seen in the 5300 block of Cinder Lane Parkway in Orlando.
If you have information about Loyd’s whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 836-4357 or call 911. You are also asked not to approach Loyd as he is considered armed and dangerous.
Loyd has been arrested 20 times in Orange County since 1994. According to the Orlando shooting witness, Loyd saw Sergeant Debra Clayton walking toward the store and shot her at least 12 times.
“We’re going to bring this dirtbag to justice,” Orlando Police Chief John Mina told reporters. “There’s going to be someone who knows where he is.”
A massive manhunt quickly got underway after the female Orlando police officer was shot and killed. Shortly after the search began, tragedy again struck the Florida law enforcement community. A motorcycle crash killed an Orange County deputy sheriff searching for the suspect, the local sheriff reports.
Debra Clayton was a 17-year veteran of the force and a mother of two, married for one year. The name of the sheriff’s deputy killed in the crash has not yet been released. A multitude of schools in the area have now been placed on lockdown.
Orlando police officers are offering a $60,000 reward for anyone with information on Loyd’s whereabouts
BREAKING: Reward for info in capture of Markeith Loyd now up to $60,000. Armed and dangerous. DO NOT APPROACH. Call 911 or Crimeline. pic.twitter.com/MKRWyllMAr
— OCSO FL News (@OrangeCoSheriff) January 9, 2017
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