Orlando, FL – A gunman murdered two children and a 69-year-old woman inside a home in the Parramore neighborhood prior to getting into a shootout with police on Easter morning.
The incident occurred at a residence near Grand Street and Parramore Avenue at approximately 2:25 a.m., WESH reported.
Orlando police responded to the home after receiving a report of a domestic disturbance.
Investigators said officers heard gunfire when they arrived, WESH reported.
Orlando Police Chief Eric Smith said the gunman, later identified as 28-year-old Lacorvis Tamar Daley, then exited the home and opened fire on the officers.
“A suspect walked out of the house, walked towards the officers, shot at the officers,” Chief Smith confirmed, according to WESH. “The officers returned fire and the suspect fell.”
The officers were not hit by the suspect’s gunfire, WESH reported.
Daley was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The suspect who committed the homicide of three individuals in a home in the 600 block of Grand Street this morning is identified as:
LACORVIS TAMAR DALEY
B/M, DOB 04/26/1994
This suspect also shot at officers on scene who returned fire, killing him. pic.twitter.com/qiR7GKoU8P
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) April 9, 2023
Investigators found three gunshot victims inside the home, WFTV reported.
One of the victims, seven-year-old Cameron Bouie, was transported to a local hospital, but he did not survive, according to WESH.
The other two victims, 13-year-old Damionna Reed, and 69-year-old Carol Fulmore, were pronounced dead at the scene, WFTV reported.
Police said Daley was responsible for the three homicides, according to WKMG.
Fulmore’s neighbor, 66-year-old Joanne Capel, said she missed a call from Fulmore at 2:20 a.m. on Sunday morning.
“A minute later at 2:21, she texted me ‘Call the police, he’s shooting,'” Capel told WESH. “I’m just shocked. I’m just flabbergasted and just shocked… [She] was one of the sweetest people, best neighbor I have ever had in my entire life…”
The Orlando Police Department (OPD) said the incident was captured on the officers’ bodycams and that the footage will be released to the public in 30 days, according to the news outlet.
The officers involved in the encounter have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, as per protocol.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is handling the ongoing investigation, WESH reported.