NewsWorldA former Marine killed 4 people, including a baby,...

A former Marine killed 4 people, including a baby, in Florida. This is what we know about the shooting

-

(CNN) – Four people – a man, a baby and the boy’s mother and grandmother – were killed early Sunday morning in what a Florida sheriff called an “active shooting” carried out by a former Marine.

The shooting took place on a property outside Lakeland, Florida, and escalated when the suspect, dressed in a bulletproof vest, engaged in a shootout with police before turning himself in to authorities.

He later tried to take a gun from an officer at a hospital, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.

“This man killed four people this morning, tried to kill our agents and then surrendered,” Judd said Sunday.

Here’s what we know about the shooting:

The victims

Four people were killed in the shooting and a girl was injured, authorities said.

Inside a home on the property, a 40-year-old man, a 3-month-old baby and the mother of the 33-year-old baby were found dead. The baby’s 62-year-old grandmother was found in a second home on the property, Judd said.

An 11-year-old girl had been shot multiple times and flown to Tampa General Hospital for surgery. He is expected to recover.

Another minor who had previously disappeared was found alive and well, Judd said.

The family dog, Diogi, was also fatally shot, he added.

The suspect

The suspect, identified as Brian Riley, 33, lives in Brandon, Florida, about 30 miles from where the shooting occurred. At a news conference Sunday afternoon, Judd said there did not appear to be any connection between the suspect and the victims, and he had difficulty explaining why the suspect chose that particular family and property.

“We only know that we had a madman with many weapons who shot and killed innocent people,” he said.

The suspect was treated for the injuries sustained during his apprehension and released. He is currently in the custody of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, according to Judd.

The suspect served four years in the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged, then spent another three years on the reserve, Judd said. He was dispatched to Iraq in 2008 and Afghanistan in 2009-2010 as a designated sniper, the sheriff said.

The suspect was employed by ESS Global Corp as a bodyguard and to provide security, Judd said. He has a gun license and has virtually no criminal record.

“We are not dealing with a traditional criminal here. What we are dealing with is someone who obviously had mental health problems at least this past week, had PTSD,” Judd said, citing the acronym for post-traumatic stress disorder.

In an interview with officers, the suspect described himself as “a survivor,” a term that generally refers to a person proactively preparing for a post-apocalyptic world, and confessed to taking methamphetamine, Judd said. The suspect’s girlfriend told authorities that he had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and that he had been acting erratically in the past week, and even said he was receiving visions from God, according to the sheriff.

“He said he had PTSD. I’ve seen him depressed. I’ve never seen him violent,” Judd said. “But today a week ago, that is, last Sunday, he did a security service at a church in Orlando. And he came home and said, you know, God spoke to him and now he can speak directly to God. And she said I’ve never seen that kind of behavior, “Judd said Sunday.

The shooting

It all started Saturday night when a woman called authorities to report a suspicious vehicle and said a man who was parked outside her home told her: “God sent me here to talk to one of his daughters,” Judd said. to journalists on Sunday.

An agent responded within six minutes and did not find the suspect or the car at the residence, he said.

Approximately nine hours later, at around 4:30 a.m., an officer 3 kilometers away heard two volleys of automatic gunfire. Officers responded and calls also began to come in reporting an active shooting, the sheriff said.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a burning truck and heard popping noises from the vehicle. A series of light bars had been placed in the courtyard to form a path, Judd said. There, they saw a man dressed in camouflage who quickly fled inside the house. Then they heard disturbing sounds.

“At that moment, we heard another volley and the cry of a woman and the groan of a baby,” Judd said.

Confrontation with the police

A lieutenant tried to enter through the front of the house, but there was a barricade. The lieutenant then went to the back of the house and entered and found the same suspect, now dressed in a bulletproof vest, camouflage, knee protection and head protection, according to the sheriff.

The suspect shot the lieutenant, who returned fire and withdrew from the home, Judd said. The suspect then began shooting at other officers, who also returned fire, he said.

There was a period of silence and then the suspect came out with his hands up, Judd said. The suspect, who had been shot, was arrested.

The suspect was taken to Lakeland Regional Hospital where, at one point, he jumped up and tried to grab an officer’s gun, Judd said. He was finally subdued and treated.

Judd said there were “at least dozens, if not hundreds” of shots fired between the suspect and officers.

“It was a difficult situation and involved at least two close-range shootings with the suspect,” he said.

Photos Posted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office showed the extent of the damage to the home Sunday morning. A glass door appears completely broken, two windows and one wall are riddled with bullet holes, and a burned-out truck stands outside the house.

1 COMMENT

  1. Download Rodrigo Gallardo, Zuma Dionys & Deisen – Parousia 3 Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Ryan Langdon – Lit In the Sticks (Deluxe) Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Steel – Love You Too Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Verschiedene Interpreten – Ambiente del Mare, Vol. 1 (Finest Ambient and Chill out Tracks to Relax) Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Austin Stone Worship – Dentro Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Tananas – Re.Live Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Acud – Verbrennungsmotor Remixes Album Mp3 Zip
    Download The Tracking Crew, Sherene & Jon Abo – Asquith Sessions No.2 – EP Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Ian Cecil Scott – Steam Age Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Danny Buckton Trio – Argentique Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Will Swanda – First Steps Forward Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Ed Mason – Ashanti King – EP Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Adam Sanders – Adam Sanders – EP Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Dolomitenecho – Südtirol Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Boys – Rest in Peace Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Emily Johnson – Open Your Heart – EP Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Kate Lynn – Forever Young – EP Album Mp3 Zip
    Download An-Ten-Nae & Black Crow – Mother Father – EP Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Sugar Crush – En français S.V.P. – EP Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Ryan Deptol – Beyond Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Muluc Pax – Kiimsah – EP Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Steve Hill – The One Man Blues Rock Band (Live) Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Pitou – I Fall Asleep So Fast Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Robert Hinton – There Are No Winners Here, Only Beginners Here Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Storie Grubb – The Swill Herds Album Mp3 Zip

Comments are closed.

Latest news

Do you think you know how to eat well? A study in Colombia shows 6 errors of perception that cost your health and...

The world wastes 2,500 million tons a year 0:51 (CNN Spanish) -- Do you think you eat enough variety?...

Chinese researchers identify a new zoonotic virus with 35 confirmed infected – Levante-EMV

Scientists from China and Singapore have identified a new type of...

Brazilian Federal Police arrest 5 in connection with murders of British journalist and indigenous affairs expert

Who are those arrested for the murder of Dom Philips and Bruno Pereira 1:22 (CNN) -- Brazil's Federal Police...

Sergio Scariolo’s words after Spain’s defeat in Greece – Gigantes del Basket

Sergio Scariolo appeared at a press conference to analyze Spain's defeat against Greece in the first preparation match for...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you