MAITLAND, Fla. — One of two people died during an armed burglary after which an alleged gunman barricaded and then killed himself in Seminole County, according to authorities.
- 1 victim dead, 1 hospitalized
- Identities of those involved not released
- Investigations underway
The armed burglary victim was fatally shot in the 1900 block of Bobtail Drive in Maitland late Sunday. The gunman then barricaded himself inside the Oviedo Grove apartment complex before dying of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Both victims of the Bobtail Drive shooting were attacked in their home just before 11 p.m., Maitland Police said in a news release.
"One of the residents was pronounced deceased on scene," Anderson said. "The second resident was transported where she is now listed in critical but stable condition. We are not releasing the identities of the victims at this time."
Officials obtained a warrant to search the gunman's vehicle and residence at Oviedo Grove.
"Due to jurisdictional boundaries, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the service of the search warrants," Anderson said.
The Sheriff's Office's SWAT team responded to serve the warrant, prompting the suspect to barricade himself in his residence.
Some people were evacuated as a precaution as investigators continued to talk to the gunman in hopes of a peaceful resolution, said Bob Kealing, a spokesman for the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
“We’re talking to the guy and we have been for some time,’’ Kealing said.
Later, officers entered his unit and found him dead.
Residents in the complex were never at risk, officials said.
The Maitland Police Department’s investigation into the homicide is still ongoing. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office will conduct its own investigation into the barricaded man.