A gunman who shot an Orlando police officer is holding four children hostage in a standoff with law enforcement at an apartment complex near Universal Studios.
The ages of those children were 1 through 12.
Orlando Police and firefighters surround an apartment building near Universal Orlando on Monday afternoon, where a man is reportedly is barricaded inside with 4 children. A police officer was shot there overnight.
What I as a mother can’t digest is that she left her children with this armed and dangerous man. These kids were left defenseless!!
Yeah yeah, blah blah blah, she’s a victim of domestic abuse. Yeah sure she was terrified of him. But those kids are DEAD and NOBODY fought for them. …
Domestic violence calls dangerous
Being that officers are aware of the dangers of domestic violence calls, they are equipped or should be able to defend themselves. The officer who was shot in this story WILL SURVIVE. The kids didn’t.
Two of them were killed by their own father. Imagine having a fear of death from the person who is supposed to protect you.
A resident comments
“He killed himself and he killed the little kids,” Jordanna said matter-of-factly.
All of the neighborhood kids walked to the same bus stop every morning, and Jordanna said she probably knew the children.
Sandi Marti planned to spend her day today — which marks two years since the massacre that claimed 49 lives at Pulse nightclub in 2016 — at the Pulse memorial with her wife, Carry.
Instead, the couple started a memorial of their own. They live across from the complex where the four children were killed. They took balloons and hearts and set them near the apartment Tuesday morning.
They said they heard three gunshots and saw flashes of light Monday night.
The standoff began after officers responded about 11:45 p.m. Sunday to a woman who reported being battered by Lindsey at the Westbrook Apartments, police said. The woman had fled the second-story apartment to a nearby restaurant on Kirkman Road to call police.
I know I’m being harsh, but …