4 arrested, 2 dead after Fla. crime spree, manhunt – New York Daily News

Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd warned Haines City residents to stay inside their homes Friday morning as deputies search for two heavily armed suspects believed to have killed two people while running from law enforcement.abc action news
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd warned Haines City residents to stay inside their homes Friday morning as deputies search for two heavily armed suspects believed to have killed two people while running from law enforcement.
Police and robbery suspects exchanged fire during a chase.abc action news
Police and robbery suspects exchanged fire during a chase.
  • Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd warned Haines City residents to stay inside their homes Friday morning as deputies search for two heavily armed suspects believed to have killed two people while running from law enforcement.
  • Police and robbery suspects exchanged fire during a chase.

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Four suspects are in custody for a crime spree that left a mother and daughter dead after police launched a massive manhunt.


More than 100 officers searched for the men overnight.


Authorities found Patricia Moran, 72, and daughter Deborah Royal, 51, “viciously murdered” in a way “much to graphic to describe” in their house, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said, according to ABC News.


The mayhem began when the suspects robbed the Cash America pawn shop in Auburndale at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday, police said. The men, three of which were armed, sped off in a GMC SUV toward Haines City, according to WTSP 10.


Police later spotted the vehicle and pursued it down U.S. 17/U.S. 92 as the suspects opened fire through the windows. The car crashed, forcing three suspects to flee on foot toward the Chanler Ridge neighborhood as suspect Devonere (Devon) McCune, 22, was apprehended by a canine team.


Later, authorities surrounded a house after receiving a tip from a neighbor. A car barreled through the garage door, flying toward police who shot at it. The car soon crashed, allowing police and K-9’s to pick up the driver, Michael Gordon, 34, who had gunshot wounds and canine bites.


The slain mother and daughter were found inside the home.


Police announced the separate captures of Jovan Lamb, 29, and Terrell Williams, 29.


No police were injured, despite multiple shootouts.


Before the suspects were apprehended, authorities urged nearby residents to stay inside, lock all doors and call 911 if they are unsure about answering the door.


Only one of the suspects will be charged with murder, authorities said.


With News Wire Services


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