PINE HILLS, Fla. (WFLA) — Orange County Sheriff John Mina shed new light on a series of deadly shootings that unfolded Wednesday, leaving three dead, including a 9-year-old girl and a news reporter.
On Thursday, Mina said deputies were called to a shooting around 11 a.m. on Hialeah Street where they found 38-year-old Nathacha Augustin suffering from a gunshot wound. Augustin later died as a result of her injuries.
After investigators left the scene, a crew from Spectrum News 13 parked outside the home where the homicide took place.
Mina said a suspect, identified as 19-year-old Keith Moses, walked up to the news van and shot 24-year-old reporter Dylan Lyons and a News 13 photojournalist. Lyons later died at a regional hospital in Orange County.
Shortly after, Mina said Moses walked to a home on Harrington Drive where he shot and killed a 9-year-old girl and injured her mother. The mother was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition.
When authorities took Moses into custody, Mina said deputies found a Glock .40 in his pants.
“That gun was still hot to the touch, meaning it had just been fired and there were no more rounds left in the weapon,” Mina said.
Moses was charged with first-degree murder. Additional charges are expected to follow.
“No one in our community—not a mother, not a 9-year-old, and certainly not a news professional, should become the victim of gun violence in our community,” Mina said.
“Bullets don’t only kill victims, they rip apart entire families,” Mina added. “That’s why it’s important for us to come together.”
Body camera video of Moses’ arrest is expected to be released sometime on Thursday.
A GoFundMe fundraiser was organized to help pay for Lyons’ funeral.