Keith Melvin Moses is a 19-year-old teenager. Recently, he has been all over the internet as he is the prime suspect in the mass shooting that occurred in Orlando, Florida, United States this Wednesday. Let’s get to more about the mass shooting and the prime suspect, Keith.
Orlando shooting suspect Keith Melvin Moses smirks
On Wednesday, a 19-year-old named Keith Melvin Moses was taken into custody by the police. He is suspected of shooting and killing a journalist, a child, and a 20-year-old woman in a violent attack. The incident happened in Orlando’s Pine Hills community where three shootings took place.
Two of the victims are in critical condition and receiving treatment in the intensive care unit. During his arrest, Keith Melvin Moses appeared to smirk.
Mass Shooting Details and the Involvement of Keith Melvin Moses
According to our research and different sources, in a mass shooting five people has been shot and three people have already lost their life. We express our heartfelt condolences to the friends and family who have lost their dearest ones. May their soul rest in peace.
Now, let’s have a closer look to follow the details of the mass shooting:
The first shooting took place at around 11:15 am. The victim was a woman who was found dead in the street. According to different sources, she was 20 years old. People who saw it said that a young woman was shot and killed by a gunman Keith Melvin Moses, and then fell out of a car. Later on, several TV news crews came to the place where the shooting happened to report what had happened.
At about 4 pm, there was another shooting in the same area as the first one when officials were informed. A journalist and a photographer from Spectrum News 13 were in a car when the suspect came up to them and started shooting. The journalist died from the gunshot, while the photographer was badly hurt and is in critical condition.
After killing Journalist and hurting the photographer, he went into a house, where he fired at a woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The little girl died at the hospital.
What was the motive of Keith Melvin Moses behind the shooting? What Law enforcement has to say about this?
The police couldn’t figure out why the suspect committed the crimes, and they don’t know if he knew that the News 13 team was a journalist. When they caught Moses, he had a gun with him which they think he used in the shootings. The sheriff’s department expressed its sadness and offered condolences to the families of the victims. They said that this is a tragic day for the community.]
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Moses has been accused of killing the 20-year-old woman, and the Sheriff said that he will face additional charges for the other four victims who were shot. The Sheriff also mentioned that Moses has a long criminal history, which includes being charged with using a gun, hurting people badly, breaking into places, and stealing things. At the moment, Moses is not talking to the police.
The 20-year-old woman who was killed in the street is reported to be Nathacha Augustin.
According to the tweets and GoFundMe link, it has been revealed that one of the news crew who died is Dylan Lyons. He was about to turn 25 this march. Dylan was engaged to his fiancee, Casey Lynn.
He has a sister, Rachel Lyons, and also a niece and nephew. According to the tweet, he was a devoted son to his mom and dad. His fiance also tweeted:
The love of my life was murdered. I will never be the same person ever again. Please help my family and I during this time.
A nine-year-old girl named T’yonna Major was shot and killed in her own home, but her mom survived.
The parent company of Spectrum News 13, Charter Communications, issued a statement following the incident.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and the other lives senselessly taken today,” the company said.
“Our thoughts are with our employee’s family, friends, and co-workers during this very difficult time. We remain hopeful that our colleague who was injured makes a full recovery.
“This is a terrible tragedy for the Orlando community.”
“Many of us lost more than a colleague today,” News 13 reporter Asher Wildman tweeted.
“But, I can’t tell you how much it has meant to me and my News 13 family members who have reached out just to ask if we are OK.
“I appreciate it. Now prayers are needed for two more fighting for their lives.”
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre shared her condolences, saying:
“Our hearts go out to the family of the journalist killed today and the crew member injured in Orange County, Florida, as well as the whole Spectrum News team.”