ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — Two Florida officers were killed in Orlando Monday during the hunt for a man accused of murdering pregnant mother Sade Dixon on December 13, 2016. Schools across the city were on lockdown Monday. The suspect, an African American male identified as Markeith Lloyd, is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. The two deceased officers were Master Sergeant Debra Clayton, and Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy and University of Central Florida (UCF) graduate Norman Lewis.
Orlando Police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton was shot by Lloyd after responding to a sighting of him outside a Walmart around 7:15 a.m. Monday, police chief John Mina told reporters. The 17-year Orlando Police Department (OPD) veteran and mother of two was pregnant with her third child. She died from multiple gunshot wounds at 7:40 a.m. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings reported that the Orange County Sheriff’s Office then responded to the scene. Sheriff Demings added that Lloyd carjacked a vehicle and a high-speed chase ensued, with the suspect firing at least one shot.
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OPD is encouraging anyone with information on the suspect to contact Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS, which is offering up to $60,000.00 as of Monday.