A standoff in Panama City, Florida, ended Tuesday with the death of the alleged shooter.
When police were able to get inside the apartment of Kevin Robert Holroyd, they found the suspected killer dead in a gas-soaked apartment, according to the News Herald.
Authorities were searching for Holroyd, 49, in connection with a murder Tuesday morning in Santa Rosa Beach in Walton County, according to the sheriff’s office.
When they attempted to access his apartment building Tuesday afternoon, authorities said Holroyd opened fire on officers, sparking an intense exchange of gunfire, then a standoff that lasted several hours.
Shooting suspect has been identified as Kevin Holroyd, 49, of of Panama City.— WMBB News 13 (@WMBBTV) May 22, 2018
Update 4:10 p.m. EDT:
Investigators were searching the Briarwood Apartments after several rounds of gunfire were exchanged Tuesday afternoon between shooting suspect Kevin Robert Holroyd and Bay County first responders.
Bay County authorities believe Holroyd is involved with the shooting death of a 30-year-old man in Walton County Tuesday morning, the News Herald reported.
Investigators had been watching Holroyd’s apartment when they received reports of a gas leak at the building, according to the News Herald. When they tried to check the building, the suspect opened fire.
Update 3:50 p.m. EDT: The Walton County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the standoff in Panama City is related to a fatal shooting at a home in Santa Rosa Beach.
The victim has been identified as Clinton Street. Street was 30 years old and was killed at a house on White Heron Drive. There’s no word on what led to Street’s death or who the suspect is, but the sheriff’s office said in a tweet that the two incidents are related.
UPDATE: Victim in shooting death on White Heron Drive is identified as Clinton Street, 30. Situation in Bay County is still active. Incidents are confirmed as related. @weartv @WJHG_TV @WMBBTV @nwfdailynews @The_News_Herald @WZEPAM1460 pic.twitter.com/YYA1ME1d0g— Walton Co. Sheriff (@WCSOFL) May 22, 2018
Update 2:40 p.m. EDT: Walton County sheriff's deputies confirmed that a shooting in Panama City, described Tuesday afternoon by police as active and ongoing, appeared to be connected to a suspicious death reported earlier Tuesday in Santa Rosa Beach.
Authorities did not immediately elaborate on the connection.
CONFIRMED: Suspicious death on White Heron Drive in Santa Rosa Beach is connected to incident being worked by @BayCountySO. #breaking #happeningnow— Walton Co. Sheriff (@WCSOFL) May 22, 2018
Update 2:33 p.m. EDT: Police described the incident as an ongoing "active shooter situation," according to multiple reports.
Caitlin Lawrence, public information officer for Panama City, told the News Herald that authorities believe the suspect was still on the scene Tuesday afternoon.
Active shooter reported in the area of Beck Avenue and 23rd Street south of 23rd Street. Probably 50 emergency vehicles and two SWAT Vans at least here. Scanner reports was that ambulances should stay back. pic.twitter.com/5zXMA6842j— Mike Cazalas (@PCNHmikecaz) May 22, 2018
Original report: Witnesses told WJHG that they heard more than 50 shots.
Still a very active situation near 23rd Street and Beck Avenue and Panama City. Witnesses reported 50-100+ shots fired. At least one injury reported. Avoid the area. Tune into NewsChannel 7 for live coverage. We have reporters on scene. pic.twitter.com/V4UrD9N8Cd— WJHG-TV (@WJHG_TV) May 22, 2018
What sounded like gunshots could be heard on-air as WMBB interviewed a witness about the shooting.
One person has been reported with a graze wound, the Panama City News Herald reported.
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