UPDATE: Make that two cops.
Two Kissimmee police officers who were shot while checking on reports of suspicious people Friday night have died, the police department announced on Facebook.“It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Sergeant Richard “Sam” Howard. Sam succumbed to his injuries this afternoon.” His colleague, Officer Matthew Baxter died shortly after the incident.
Everett Miller already faces a charge of first-degree murder for the killing of Officer Baxter and will likely face other charges for the killing of Sgt. Sam Howard, said Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell at a news conference Saturday. Kissimmee is located south of the theme park hub of Orlando, Florida.
During a patrol late Friday of a neighborhood with a history of drug activity, Baxter was “checking out” three people, including Miller, when the officer got into a scuffle with Miller. Howard, his sergeant, responded as backup, the police chief said.
From Fox News
A suspect has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of a Florida police officer and serious wounding of another officer late Friday.
Everett Glen Miller, 45, was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Officer Matthew Baxter, Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said Saturday in a news conference. He could face other charges for the wounding of Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard.
Howard, who was also shot after a scuffle with Miller, is in critical condition. O’Dell said he does not expect Howard to survive from his injuries.
O’Dell said it does not appear that Miller, a marine veteran, has an extensive criminal history but authorities are still investigating.
This muthafucka is a real piece of work. From his Facebook page:
Looks like he belongs to a black masonic cult.
Posing in uniform with the future leader of the Nation of Islam.
His new into will read like this: