Man Hunt Continues for Cop Killer Markeith Loyd … Two Police Officers Killes, Master Sgt. Debra Clayton & Deputy Norman Lewis
POLICE LIVES MATTER … MANHUNT CONTINUES FOR COP KILLER …
The search continues for Markeith Loyd, accused of killing Orlando police officer Debra Clayton. The violence started about 7:15 a.m. at the Wal-Mart at John Young Parkway and Princeton Street, when someone spotted Loyd, knew he was wanted for murder and told Orlando police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, who also happened to be at the store.Master Sgt. Debra Clayton confronted the suspect and was shot dead. Markeith Loyd is considered “armed and extremely dangerous.” and is a suspect in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. There is a $60,000 reward for help in the capture of this cop killing dirtbag.
Hundreds of law enforcement officers are searching overnight for a fugitive who is accused of killing a cop at dawn on Monday when she tried to chase him down at a Wal-Mart and arrest him.
A second law-enforcement official died in a crash just hours later as officers and deputies scrambled to find the murder suspect.
By Monday evening, officers largely abandoned the apartment complex in northwest Orlando that was the focus of their search for much of the day, and Markeith Loyd, 41, was still at large.
“We are going to bring this dirtbag to justice, and he’s going to jail,” Orlando Police Chief John Mina said.
Loyd has been wanted for murder since his pregnant ex-girlfriend was shot at her front door on Dec. 13.
He has a long criminal history and on Nov. 30 wrote on his Facebook page: “Goals!!!! To be on Americas most wanted.”
UPDATE I: A massive manhunt for Loyd resulted in two motorcycle crashes by Orange County deputies, one fatal.
Deputy Norman Lewis, 35, an 11-year Sheriff’s Office veteran and former football player at the University of Central Florida, was killed 2-1/2 hours after the shooting.
He was traveling south on Pine Hills Road on his motorcycle when he was struck by a van turning left onto Balboa Drive, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
“We’re sad on this day for many reasons,” Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a morning news conference at the hospital. “In my 36-year career, this is possibly one of the toughest days for me.”