Authorities in Orlando released bodycam video of Keith Moses’ arrest. He is suspected of the murders of three people: a TV reporter, a 9-year-old, and a journalist.
Keith Melvin Moses, 19, is a suspect in two shootings on Wednesday in the Pine Hills neighborhood of Orlando, which resulted in three deaths and two injuries. Spectrum News 13 reporter Dylan Lyons, 24, Nathacha Augustin, 38, and T’yonna Major, 9, were fatally shot Wednesday. Jesse Walden, 29, a videographer for Spectrum News 13, was also injured in the shooting and remains in critical condition at a local hospital. The 9-year-old’s mother was also shot on Wednesday afternoon.
At 4:45 p.m., Moses allegedly shot Lyons, Major, her mother, and Walden, and deputies responded.
John Mina, Orange County Sheriff, stated that Moses was an acquaintance who was killed Wednesday morning. However, he has no known connections with the mother, the 9-year-old, or journalists who were also shot.
Mina stated that it was unclear why the journalists were targeted and that two Spectrum News 13 journalists had been in Pine Hills at the time of the shooting.
“It is not clear why they were targeted,” Mina stated, “they will investigate the matter.”
According to deputies, Moses has a long criminal record that includes at most eight felony arrests and eleven misdemeanor ones. These include gun charges, aggravated attack, battery, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, grand theft, and other serious offenses.
Deputies can be heard telling Moses, in the body-camera footage, to “get on top of the f—ing ground.”
Moses shouted repeatedly, “They are killing me!”
A deputy claims that he has a weapon in his pocket at one point.
A deputy tells the suspect to “Grab the [weapon]”. After removing the gun from the suspect, a deputy said that it was still hot.
According to an arrest affidavit, Augustin was found “laying on her stomach” in front of a Hyundai white with blood inside. According to the affidavit, she was shot on her left side.
Police interviewed a witness who said that he drove a white Hyundai around 10:30 AM and picked Augustin up at his home. After driving for about 30 minutes and smoking cannabis, he noticed Moses walking and offered to take him a ride. According to the affidavit, Moses is the cousin of the witness.
Moses sat beside Augustine. The witness claimed that he heard a “bang” 30 seconds after Moses got in the car. He also said that Augustin was covered with blood and that he decided to pull over and dial 911.
According to the affidavit, Moses fled the scene after the witness pulled him over.
Moses was initially charged in Augustin’s shooting death with first-degree murder. Deputies have stated that they will add charges for Major and Lyons as well as Walden and the mother shootings.
Moses is currently being held in Orange County Jail without bond.
Fox News Digital was informed by a spokesperson for Spectrum News that they are mourning the loss of a colleague.
“We are deeply shocked by the loss of our colleague, and other lives that were taken senselessly today.” “During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with the employee’s family, friends, and coworkers.” The spokesperson said they remain hopeful that the other injured colleague will make a full recovery. This is a horrible tragedy for Orlando.