KISSIMMEE SHOOTING – Second Officer Dies, Suspect Arrested and Charged With First-Degree Murder

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ABOVE VIDEO: A second Florida police officer died Saturday after he and a colleague were shot while scuffling with a suspect.

(FOX NEWS) – A second Florida police officer died Saturday after he and a colleague were shot while scuffling with a suspect.

The Kissimmee Police Department issued a statement late Saturday afternoon saying Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard had died of his injuries. His colleague, Officer Matthew Baxter, died Friday night.

Everett Glen Miller, 45, has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Baxter, Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said earlier Saturday at a news conference.

O’Dell said it does not appear that Miller, a Marine veteran, has an extensive criminal history but authorities are still investigating.

The two officers were in the Palmway and Cypress area of Kissimmee checking out a report of a suspicious person at approximately 9:27 p.m. Soon afterward, a 911 call came in, saying the officers had been shot, O’Dell said.

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