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Minority Office — Press Release


January 18, 2017

CONTACT: Office of Senator Bracy, 407.656.6716

Senator Randolph Bracy Statement Regarding the Capture of Markeith Loyd

Orlando —

State Senator Randolph Bracy issued the following statement on news that Markeith Loyd, a fugitive wanted for multiple slayings, including the recent shooting death of Orlando Police Department Lieutenant Debra Clayton, was captured by law enforcement:

“I am happy to hear that Markeith Loyd was captured last night, and that this dangerous individual is no longer on the streets of Orlando. I commend the brave officers and detectives of the Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for apprehending this man and finally ending his killing spree. I am glad that Mr. Loyd is going to be brought to justice for the horrific killings and crimes he has committed in our community.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and colleagues of Loyd’s victims, and I wish them continued strength in the days to come.”