Update: Murder-Suicide in Orlando Standoff
Sunday evening’s Orlando standoff that we previously reported, ended in tragedy on Monday evening. All four children were murdered, and the gunman then killed himself. It’s the unfortunate, but relatively predicable end when a criminal is barricaded inside an apartment with 4 young children.
Gary Lindsey, 35, barricaded himself inside the apartment with 4 children, ages ranging from 1 to 11. Two of the children were his, two belonged to his girlfriend. He had an extensive criminal record which included arson, battery, and theft. He was on probation, according to Fox.
When officers believed that one of the children were killed, they entered the apartment at around 9 p.m. Monday evening, but found Lindsey dead in a closet. The standoff had lasted about 20 hours.
The Orlando police officer shot by Lindsey on Sunday was identified as Kevin Valencia, who has only been on the department for slightly less than two years. He is reportedly in stable condition after surgery.
Liberals on Twitter went off the deep end, blaming police for not entering the apartment sooner, and guns because “guns did it.” June 12 is the “anniversary” of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, which helped trigger their responses. They don’t get a voice in this article.
Four Children Being Held Hostage by Man Accused of Shooting Orlando Officer https://t.co/sfXTLRvTWf
— People (@people) June 11, 2018
Suspect accused of shooting Orlando officer kills four children before committing suicide. We are very saddened this man killed 4 innocent children. #LivePDNation #LivePD @OrlandoPolice @🙏 https://t.co/NJEgxA57d7
— #LivePDNation (@LivePDNation) June 12, 2018
The police officer who was shot is my friend’s husband. We were former @wcsmiami classmates & on the cheerleading team together. He is stable at the moment, but very serious wound & things can change. Please say a prayer for him & their family. Thank you. https://t.co/o3opPkdLDN
— Jennifer Eckhart (@JenniferEckhart) June 11, 2018
No survivors. A standoff in Orlando has ended tragically. Police say Gary Lindsey Jr killed four children before killing himself after a nearly 24 hour standoff with police. He is also accused of shooting and critically injuring Orlando police officer Kevin Valencia. #Fox35 pic.twitter.com/KrQ0fvai4f
— Danielle Knox (@Fox35Danielle) June 12, 2018