A man has gone on a shooting spree in northwest Florida, killing one person and injuring another at two separate scenes, local officials say. He was later found dead at his apartment in Panama City.
The incident began at about 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday when officers were called to a shooting at a home on White Heron Drive in Santa Rosa Beach, a community in northwest Florida, about 29 miles (46 kilometers) northwest of Panama City.
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office said 30-year-old Clinton Street was killed in the shooting, suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Kevin Holroyd, a 49-year-old man from Panama City, was identified as the suspect.
Hours later, shots were fired at Holroyd’s apartment complex in Panama City. Officers who arrived at the scene were immediately fired upon, according to Ruth Corley, a spokeswoman for the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.
Witnesses reported hearing hundreds of gunshots being fired in rapid succession, forcing first responders to take cover. One paramedic was grazed by a bullet and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said.
Corley said just after 5 p.m. that Holroyd was “down” after officers forced their way into his apartment, and he was later confirmed to have died. Holroyd had doused his apartment in gasoline, the spokeswoman said.
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office described the incident as a “domestic situation.” Local TV channels reported that Street was engaged to Holroyd’s ex-wife, and Holroyd himself was in the process of being evicted from his home.
Other details were not immediately available.
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