BREAKING: Orlando Cop Killer Markeith Lloyd Caught! UPDATE: OPD Press Conference

markeith lloyd caught
Arrested with Master Sergeant Clayton's handcuffs.

ORLANDO — A suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer was captured Tuesday after a weeklong manhunt, authorities said.

The Orlando Police Department tweeted Tuesday night that 41-year-old Markeith Loyd was in custody, ending a manhunt that began with the Jan. 9 fatal shooting of Master Sgt. Debra Clayton outside a Wal-Mart store.

Local television stations showed Loyd had a bloodied face when a half-dozen officers and deputies took him into police headquarters.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina tweeted, “Captured and wearing Lt. Debra Clayton’s handcuffs.” Clayton was promoted posthumously to the rank of lieutenant.

Before Clayton’s shooting, authorities had sought Loyd for questioning in the killing of his pregnant ex-girlfriend last month.

While at the store, Clayton was tipped off that Loyd was in the area. She approached him in the parking lot and he filed multiple shots at her. Clayton returned fire but didn’t hit him. She was wearing body armor, but was hit multiple times, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said.

A deputy then spotted Loyd fleeing in a vehicle and pursued him into a nearby apartment complex, where the suspect fired again, striking the deputy’s SUV twice but missing the deputy, the sheriff’s office said.

Loyd then carjacked another vehicle and fled, abandoning the second vehicle nearby another apartment complex, which was the focus of the manhunt initially, the sheriff’s office said.

Continue Reading…

Updates as they come.  OPD has scheduled a press conference to begin in about half an hour.

UPDATE: Local Orlando station WESH 2 has a livestream up.  No press conference yet.

UPDATE: Link to OPD press conference added.

UPDATE: Markeith Lloyd’s now in court

He is now raging against the system and the judge in court. Markeith Lloyd’s claiming sovereign citizen status.

 

Comment Rules

1) No doxxing. Violators of Rule 1 will have commenting privileges revoked.

2) No death threats.

3) No nudity/pornography.

4) Spamming of a product or service is not allowed and will result in an immediate revoking of commenting privileges.

5) Keep off topic discussion to open threads or the forums