OPD Shooting: The Latest
Police are urging anyone with information on the suspect Markeith Loyd to call 1-800-423-TIPS. Do not approach the suspect, authorities say he is armed and dangerous.
Orlando Police Sergeant Debra Clayton was shot and killed Monday morning. The suspect, Markeith Loyd was wanted for murder of his pregnant girlfriend last month. In the manhunt that followed, Orange County Deputy First Class Norman Lewis was killed in a traffic accident.
90.7’s Abe Aboraya has been following the story and joined Matthew Peddie in the studio with the latest updates.
“He is being described as a gentle giant. He’s got a big smile. He’s an ex-football player. People are remembering him very fondly from the police departments,” said Aboraya about Orange County Deputy First Class Norman Lewis.
Sergeant Debra Clayton of the Orlando Police was a 17 year veteran of the department.
“Not only was she a police officer in that area and she grew up there and loved that community. But, she was also working to end violence in the area,” said Aboraya.
The hunt for Loyd continues. Law enforcement is offering a $60,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Loyd.