Just weeks before an Orlando man allegedly shot a police officer who recognized him as the suspect in his pregnant girlfriend’s murder, his sweetheart joked about him killing cops — and her.
The manhunt for Markeith Loyd, accused of gunning down Orlando police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton in front of a Walmart Monday, stretched into a third day Wednesday as video from November surfaced showing his girlfriend joking at a traffic stop.
“Go ahead and kill him, babe, so we can get home faster,” Sade Dixon playfully told her boyfriend, referring to the officer who pulled them over them over, according to a Facebook Live video. It’s not clear why the cop stopped them.
Later, when Loyd started speeding, the 24-year-old again teased him.
“You not about to kill me and the baby!” she said in the video, first uncovered by the Orlando Sentinel. “I’m not going to live past 25. I’m not going to make it!”
About a month later, Loyd, 41, fatally shot Dixon inside her Orange County home in December, police said. The attack also killed their unborn child.
Police had been hunting for the accused killer for weeks when Clayton, who was on duty and wearing her uniform, recognized him in front of an Orlando Walmart Monday. Loyd opened fire when the officer demanded he stop, police said.
Clayton was rushed to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead, and the shooting triggered a massive manhunt across Orlando.
As officers combed over the city Monday, two Orange County deputies were involved in motorcycle crashes. Deputy Norman Lewis, 35, died after a van struck him. Minutes later, Deputy Nelson Borjas suffered minor injuries in an unrelated motorcycle wreck.
Orlando police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton was shot outside of a Walmart Monday.
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On Tuesday, officers increased the bounty for information on the on-the-loose killer to $ 100,000.
Funerals were planned for Lewis on Friday, and Clayton on Saturday.
With News Wire Services