Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr Domestic Violence Shoots Cop Kills 4 Child Hostages Suicide

Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr Domestic Violence Shoots Cop Kills 4 Child Hostages Suicide --- ===

On June 10-11, 2018 Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr according to police barricaded himself in a Orlando Florida apartment near Universal Studios 11:45 p.m. Sunday [6] holding 4 children hostage in standoff after his girlfriend called police that she was being battered [4] . He shot one of the responding police officers Officer Kevin Valencia through the door, hitting him in the eye, as other officers fired back in gunfight. Nearly 24 hours after the standoff began police SWAT team found the gunman dead in a closet after he had killed all 4 child hostages. [2] [5] He was on probation for arson setting an apartment on fire after telling a woman to get out. [1] Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr. was arrested in Volusia County in 2004 on charges of aggravated assault, but the charges were dropped, records show. [3]  Lindsey is a convicted felon but inherited two rifles, two shotguns, and a handgun from his deceased father.[7]

A very similar case was April 18, 2018 North Carolina Maurice Laron Garner Mass Shooting Murder Suicide Girlfriend and Family  Maurice Garner, 35, killed his girlfriend mother Erica Smith after visiting and arguing at the hospital where she worked, and killed her 15-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter in a triple murder suicide.


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Aspects of this crime may indicate a desire to copycat  terrorist tactics if you us domestic violence as an apparent motive to shoot a police officer, barricade yourself in an apartment and get into a gunfight with SWAT police and kill 4 child hostages for no clear motive.

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  1. [1]Who was suspected police shooter Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr.?  url: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-gary-wayne-lindsey-jr-shooter-orlando-police-20180611-story.html Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr. — a 35-year-old man on probation for arson — [1]was identified Monday afternoon as the suspected shooter of Orlando...
  2. [2]Gunman kills all 4 child hostages, himself after hours long standoff New York Post  man who police say shot an officer before barricading himself in a Florida apartment killed the four children he had been holding hostage before killing himself, police said Monday. press conference just before midnight that the suspect, identified as 35-year-old Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr., was found dead in a closet when officers entered the apartment nearly 24 hours after the standoff began. ... phone had spotty service, and saw that one of the children had been killed. Authorities entered the apartment around 9 p.m. hoping to rescue the others but all were found dead ... Officers responding to a domestic violence report were fired upon, police said. Officer Kevin Valencia was shot and was in critical condition
  3. [3]GARY WAYNE LINDSEY JR: Orlando officer shot, hostages suspect ... WFTV url: https://www.wftv.com/news/local/who-is-gary-wayne-lindsey-jr-the-man-accused-of-shooting-officer-taking-4-children-hostage-/767671404 .Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr. was arrested in Volusia County in 2004 on charges of aggravated assault, but the charges were dropped, records show. [3]
  4. [4]Four Children Dead and Gunman Dead After 24 Hour Standoff with ... url: https://people.com/crime/four-children-held-hostage-orlando-police-officer-shot/ The girlfriend of Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr., 35, had called officers [4] and as they attempted to locate Lindsey, he shot Officer Kevin Valencia, who ...
  5. [5]Gunman kills 4 children, himself after day-long standoff with Orlando ...
    https://www.orlandoweekly.com/.../gunman-kills-4-children-himself-after-day-long-st...
    A SWAT team found the suspect, 35-year-old Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr, ... The standoff between Lindsey and Orlando Police began more than 24 ...
  6. [6]Gary Lindsey Jr.: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com
  7. [7]Orlando man who killed four kids previously menaced girlfriend with knife, set home ablaze
    USA TODAY   Lindsey, 35, had on multiple occasions been accused of battering women, including the mother of four of the children he killed during the standoff. That woman once even accused Lindsey of holding a knife to her neck as she held one of the four children in her arms.  indsey’s girlfriend, called authorities late Sunday to report that she had fled the apartment, where she left behind her children because Lindsey had punched and kicked her. officers approached the apartment and Lindsey shot at them through the door Police fired back.. did not hit suspect or childen   never made any threats to the children 8 p.m., roughly 20 hours into the standoff, police breached windows of the apartment and caught sight of one of the deceased children. caller was mother of all four children and Lindsey was the father of two of them, a January 2017, court records indicate the mother of the children initiated a domestic violence complaint... when police came in 2012 woman had blood on her shirt, pants, and face. Lindsey was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but the charges were later dropped after the victim indicated she wouldn’t assist the prosecution.  “It was a misunderstanding, I want to drop the charges, during an argument, Lindsey had grabbed a kitchen knife and begun stabbing the living room television... spotted Lindsey retrieving two gasoline cans. Firefighters arrived at the scene to find the house ablaze.


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The Latest: ME to determine when hostages were killed | Fox News
www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/.../latest-me-to-determine-when-hostages-were-killed.ht...55 mins ago - The Latest on officer shooting and hostage situation with children in Orlando (all times local): 7 p.m. Officials in Florida say a medical examiner ...

Gunman kills self, 4 children after Orlando standoff - WESH Orlando
www.wesh.com/article/gunman-kills-self-4-children-after-standoff/21264838
  man who police say shot an officer before barricading himself in an Orlando apartmentkilled the four children he had been holding hostage before killing himself, police said Monday. ... Mina said officers tried to offer one of their phones to Lindsey, whose phone had spotty service ...

4 children dead after Orlando hostage standoff; community reeling ...
www.orlandosentinel.com/.../os-children-dead-orlando-hostage-standoff-20180612-st...
 A nearly 24-hour standoff with a man suspected of shooting an Orlando police officer ended in tragedy late Monday, when police discovered the bodies of the gunman and four children he had held as hostages, authorities said. ... Hostage standoff ends in Orlando: Who was suspected ...

GARY WAYNE LINDSEY JR: Orlando officer shot, hostages suspect ...
https://www.wftv.com/news/local/who-is-gary-wayne-lindsey-jr...-/767671404
 Who is Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr., the man accused of shooting officer, ... Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr. was arrested in Volusia County in 2004 on ...Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr. was arrested in Volusia County in 2004 on charges of aggravated assault, but the charges were dropped, records show.

Gary Lindsey Jr.: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com
https://heavy.com/news/2018/06/gary-lindsey-jr/
Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr. remained inside the apartment holding the four children hostage, at 2 p.m. Monday, Orlando Police Chief John Mina ...

 officer was shot during an exchange of gunfire while responding to a report of a woman being battered by her boyfriend. The officer was rushed to the hospital and is expected to survive.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina told reporters. Lindsey had a lengthy criminal history in Volusia, Seminole and Orange counties, records show, mostly stemming from domestic violence incidents, including arson.

SWAT team entered the apartment about 9 p.m

Police Responded to a Call From a Woman Who Reported She Was Being Battered by Her Boyfriend & the Officer Was Shot in the Eye During an Exchange of Gunfire

woman who reported she was being battered by her boyfriend about 11:45 p.m. Sunday at the Westbrook Apartments complex near Universal Studios, the Orlando Sentinel reports. [6]

officers were trying to arrest the suspect, identified as Gary Lindsey Jr., shots were exchanged and Officer Kevin Valencia was hit. He was rushed to the hospital and underwent surgery, and is expected to survive. Lindsey then barricaded himself inside the apartment

Officers went to locate Lindsey and he shot at them, striking Officer Kevin Valencia, who underwent surgery and remains in critical condition

 issues communicating with the suspect because his cell phone wasn’t working, so when they tried to bring him one of their cellphones for him to use, they saw one of the children was dead, and made plans to enter

 dead in a closet of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Lindsey Was the Father of at Least 2 of the 4 Kids He Held Hostage Inside the Apartment

other children were his girlfriend’s kids.

officers returned fire during the initial encounter, but he did not know if Lindsey was hit.

Was Charged With First-Degree Arson & Domestic Battery in 2008 & Was Arrested in May 2018 for Violating His Probation

 25, was arrested in 2008 in Volusia County and charged with first-degree arson of a dwelling or structure. He was also charged with domestic battery and fleeing to elude police. In May 2018, Lindsey was arrested again in Volusia County for violating his probation in that case.

 December 2008. Lindsey went to his girlfriend’s home and a verbal argument began. Police said Lindsey grabbed a kitchen knife and began stabbing the television in the woman’s living room. He then started to punch the television screen with his fist, damaging it more. Lindsey then walked into a bedroom and ripped a TV off of a wall mount and jumped on it, police said in the arrest report.

Lindsey then told her he was going to burn the house down and she grabbed her purse and dogs and left, police said.

Lindsey walking to the side of the house with two gasoline cans. The victim was able to call for help and the Orange City Fire Department responded to the home for a confirmed structure fire. 

pleaded no contest to charges of domestic battery, first-degree arson and fleeing or attempting to elude in 2010 and was sentenced to 4 months in jail.

 taken into custody on May 8 and released on May 23.

It was his fourth arrest for violating his probation since his conviction. 

 Had Arrests for Aggravated Battery With a Deadly Weapon, Shoplifting & Grand Theft


He was shot in the temple, not the forehead, it was through a door. There are other officers there, so he got immediate care,”

He Escaped Domestic Violence Charges, Then Killed Four Kids - Daily Beast

6/15 Gary Wayne Lindsey: Gunman fatally shot 4 children as they slept ...
CrimeOnline  According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Orlando Police Department (OPD) suspects that Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr., 35, had killed Irayan Pluth, 11, ... 

Mom of 4 Young Kids Killed in Hostage Standoff Is 'Shell-Shocked ...
PEOPLE.com 6/15  four kids were killed by 35-year-old Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr. before he fatally shot himself, authorities have said. The hostage crisis ended late Monday. Lindsey, a convicted felon on probation, is the father of the two youngest children.   So far, more than $44,000 has been raised through a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for the children’s funeral.  children’s mother called police and reported that Lindsey had physically abused her.  Benenati alleges that she had been kicked in the head by Lindsey and ran out of the house. The children were locked in their rooms at the time, Benenati says.  He told the Orlando Sentinel, “Some may question why she ran out of that building, returned fire during the initial shootout but doesn’t believe the children were hit by police bullets.

“Based on everything I have seen, it was not our bullets that killed those children,” he said.

Experts question TV station's role in Orlando police hostage negotiation
Local Source-Orlando Sentinel-Jun 15, 2018