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A Florida motel guest killed an employee and shot himself, cops say

A “violent chain of events” at a Florida motel ended with the death of one employeeone of whom had a narrow escape, and a motel guest is in critical condition, according to the Titusville Police Department.

It happened Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Siesta Motel on South Washington Avenue in Titusville, according to a police news release. Titusville is about 50 miles east of Orlando, near the Kennedy Space Center.

Officers arrived at the motel at 11 a.m. to find a man seriously injured and no sign of the shooter. The wounded man “died shortly after,” officials said.

“The preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect, an adult male, lived in a room at the Siesta Motel. At some point, the suspect approached the motel employee, who was sitting in the yard with a female employee, and shot him,” the police said.

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The incident began around 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Siesta Motel on South Washington Avenue in Titusville, deputies say. Street View image from April 2022. © 2022 Google

“The suspect then pointed the gun at the female employee and attempted to shoot her as well,” police said. “Apparently the gun jammed and the woman was able to get away.”

Witnesses reported that the suspect fled in his car and provided “an accurate description of the suspect and his vehicle,” police said.

The vehicle was spotted minutes later about 3 miles away on a forest road, police said.

“When officers approached to arrest the suspect, he raised his gun and fired,” police said. “The Titusville police officer also discharged his firearm.”

The suspect was taken to the hospital in critical condition with what investigators say was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

None of the officers were injured in the incident, police said.

Several witnesses reported seeing the suspect “shoot himself in the head” during the confrontation, police said. However, a “separate administrative investigation” will look into the officer’s decision to fire the weapon, including whether the person was injured, officials said.

The identities of the victim, the suspect and the officer who fired the shots have not been released. The suspect will face “numerous charges” if he survives, police said.

Mark Price has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, covering topics including schools, crime, immigration, LGBTQ issues, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Memphis with majors in journalism and art history and a minor in geology.



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A Florida motel guest killed an employee and shot himself, cops say

A “violent chain of events” at a Florida motel ended with the death of one employeeone of whom had a narrow escape, and a motel guest is in critical condition, according to the Titusville Police Department.

It happened Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Siesta Motel on South Washington Avenue in Titusville, according to a police news release. Titusville is about 50 miles east of Orlando, near the Kennedy Space Center.

Officers arrived at the motel at 11 a.m. to find a man seriously injured and no sign of the shooter. The wounded man “died shortly after,” officials said.

“The preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect, an adult male, lived in a room at the Siesta Motel. At some point, the suspect approached the motel employee, who was sitting in the yard with a female employee, and shot him,” the police said.

siestamotel_fitted.png
The incident began around 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Siesta Motel on South Washington Avenue in Titusville, deputies say. Street View image from April 2022. © 2022 Google

“The suspect then pointed the gun at the female employee and attempted to shoot her as well,” police said. “Apparently the gun jammed and the woman was able to get away.”

Witnesses reported that the suspect fled in his car and provided “an accurate description of the suspect and his vehicle,” police said.

The vehicle was spotted minutes later about 3 miles away on a forest road, police said.

“When officers approached to arrest the suspect, he raised his gun and fired,” police said. “The Titusville police officer also discharged his firearm.”

The suspect was taken to the hospital in critical condition with what investigators say was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

None of the officers were injured in the incident, police said.

Several witnesses reported seeing the suspect “shoot himself in the head” during the confrontation, police said. However, a “separate administrative investigation” will look into the officer’s decision to fire the weapon, including whether the person was injured, officials said.

The identities of the victim, the suspect and the officer who fired the shots have not been released. The suspect will face “numerous charges” if he survives, police said.

Mark Price has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, covering topics including schools, crime, immigration, LGBTQ issues, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Memphis with majors in journalism and art history and a minor in geology.



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