ORLANDO, Fla. – A tragic day in Orange County as deputies believe one man is responsible for three shootings that killed three people and injured two more.
Here is what we know about the case so far as of Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 1600 block of Hialeah Street in the Pine Hills area of Orange County where a woman — identified as Nathacha Augustin — is found dead from a gunshot wound.
Sheriff John Mina later said the accused killer — Keith Melvin Moses, 19 — was an acquaintance of the woman, though he did not elaborate on the nature of their relationship.
911 calls come in about another shooting at the same location, as well as a shooting on nearby Harrington Street. On Hialeah Street, deputies found a reporter and photographer for Spectrum News 13 who had been shot near a news vehicle.
On Harrington Street, a woman and a 9-year-old girl were found shot inside a home.
Orange County Sheriff John Mina announces that one of the News 13 employees died from their injuries. In the course of the news conference, Mina also learned and announced that the 9-year-old girl had also died.
Two other victims, the girl’s mother and the other News 13 employee, both remain in the hospital in critical condition.
Mina named Moses as the suspect in all three shootings. He is already facing charges for the death of the woman, and will also face charges for the other two deaths.
“No one in our community — not a mother, not a 9-year-old, certainly not news professionals — should become the victim of gun violence in our community,” said Mina.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office shared a photo on Twitter of Moses in handcuffs being escorted by a pair of deputies following the deadly shootings.
This is 19-year-old Keith Melvin Moses, the suspect in a series of shootings today that left three dead, in OCSO custody. This is a sad day for our community. Three were murdered today, including a woman in her 20s, a 9-year-old girl and a @MyNews13 employee. pic.twitter.com/DXXkxzRHl5— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) February 23, 2023
News 13′s Asher Wildman announced on social media Wednesday evening that the team member in the hospital was responsive and would undergo further treatments.
*Update*— Spectrum News Asher Wildman (@AsherWildman13) February 23, 2023
Our team member who remains in critical condition here at ORMC is responsive. Will continue to go under further treatments tonight with more surgery ahead.
Spectrum News 13 identified the reporter who was killed as 24-year-old Dylan Lyons, who graduated from the University of Central Florida. The station also said the photographer critically injured was Jesse Walden.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office identified the 9-year-old girl who was shot and killed as T’yonna Major and the woman found shot earlier Wednesday in Pine Hills as Nathacha Augustin.
UPDATE: The three people senselessly murdered on 2/22 by Keith Moses:— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) February 23, 2023
Nathacha Augustin, 38.
9-year-old T'yonna Major, shot in her home. (Her mother was also shot & survived)@MyNews13 reporter Dylan Lyons, 24, died. (Photographer Jesse Walden was shot & survived) pic.twitter.com/mlut3TBa2z
Orange County Corrections Department released the booking photo from Moses’ arrest on Wednesday, along with paperwork showing his first-degree murder charge.
Paperwork released alongside the mugshot shows that Moses waived his first appearance in court due to mental health.
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