Keith Moses Murders Dylan Lyons And 2 More In Florida
Keith Moses is a nineteen year old man from Florida who allegedly murdered journalist Dylan Lyons and 2 more including a nine year old girl. According to police reports Keith Moses would shoot and kill a 20 year old woman. Later he would shoot two employees of Spectrum News 13 killing reporter Dylan Lyons. Keith Moses would then head to a nearby home where he would shoot two more people killing a nine year old girl.
Keith Moses who has a very lengthy criminal record would be arrested shortly after and has been charged with the first murder and more charges are pending. Police have said that Keith Moses and the first woman were acquainted however there was no connection with the other victims.
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A suspect was taken into custody after an Orlando TV journalist and a 9-year-old were killed, and two others were shot in Pine Hills, Florida, Wednesday afternoon.
According to Orange County Sheriff John Mina, deputies received reports of two shootings around 4:05 p.m.
One of the shootings happened on Hialeah Street where deputies had been investigating a separate homicide earlier in the day. A woman in her 20s was shot and killed there at about 11 a.m.
At that scene, deputies found the two Spectrum News 13 employees shot. One of them died and the other is in critical condition.
“It is unclear if [the suspect] knew if they were news media or not,” Mina said. “We’re still trying to work all of that out. That vehicle was almost exactly in the same spot as the vehicle from the homicide this morning. So it’s unclear why exactly they were targeted.”
Deputies say after shooting the news crew, the suspect then went to a home on Harrington Street and shot a 9-year-old girl who later died. Her mother was also shot and she is in critical condition.
Sheriff Mina says the suspect was an acquaintance of the woman who was killed this morning. But as far as they know, he had no connection to the mother or the 9-year-old.
Keith Moses, 19, is believed to have been the gunman involved in all of the shootings, including the killing from earlier in the day.
Mina said Moses has a lengthy criminal history, including aggravated battery, assault and grand theft.
Sister station WESH took a deeper look at his criminal past, but only found misdemeanor drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia charges from November of 2021.
All of those charges were dropped by the State Attorney’s Office, which deemed the case not suitable for prosecution.
Keith Moses is formally charged in the murder of the woman found dead in Pine Hills Wednesday morning.
And because he is also the suspect in four additional shootings, two of which resulted in the deaths of a news journalist and 9-year-old, law enforcement expects additional charges at any moment.
It’s unclear why he shot at any of the victims.
“I want to acknowledge what a horrible day this has been for our community and media partners,” Mina said.
WESH reporter Senait Gebregiorgis says she and her photographer left moments before the shooting, saying “we got a gut feeling,” and decided to leave for their safety.
WESH spoke to an Orlando faith leader who has been serving the Pine Hills community for more than a decade.
Bishop Kelvin L. Cobaris says the number one thing that happens after violence is fear increases.
“Protect your families, by any means necessary. Keep yourself safe, watch your surroundings. And when you know about things that have happened in this community. This should be enough to let you know that you need to say something about what you see,” Cobaris said.
He adds it’s going to take all of us to minimize the violence and reduce crime in our community.
Charter Communications, the parent company of Spectrum News, released the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and the other lives senselessly taken today. Our thoughts are with our employee’s family, friends and co-workers during this very difficult time. We remain hopeful that our other colleague who was injured makes a full recovery. This is a terrible tragedy for the Orlando community.”
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