Officer Dead, Schools on Lockdown as Orlando Police Hunt Cop Killer

Orlando Master Sgt. Deborah Clayton was shot and killed early Monday morning. At least 13 schools are on lockdown and a massive manhunt is underway as Orlando police hunt the cop killer.
Clayton was shot shortly after 7 a.m. Eastern, and the Orlando Police Department indicates that she died at 7:40:


The suspect in her death, 43-year-old Markeith Loyd, “was accused of murdering his girlfriend” in December 2016 and “[has] been arrested 20 times in Orange County since 1994,” according to Fox News.

Orlando PD tweeted:


A manhunt for Lloyd is underway, and First Coast News reports law enforcement has “swarmed the Pine Hills neighborhood, near Pine Hills Road and Clarcona Ocoee Road”–the location of the Walmart near which the officer was killed. Thirteen area schools are on lockdown:

Gateway School
Evans High School
Pine Hills Elementary School
Meadowbrook Middle School
Positive Pathways
Orange Center
Rolling Hills Elementary School
Lockhart Middle School
Lockhart Elementary School
Acceleration Academy West
Esteem Academy
Orange Virtual School
Lake Silver Elementary School
An unidentified Orange County sheriff’s deputy died during a motorcycle crash while participating in the manhunt. Details on the accident were not released.

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