A longtime veteran police officer was shot and killed in responding to tips that a murder suspect was at Wal-Mart. She wore body armor, but died from her injuries, and the manhunt is on for the suspect:
Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, a wife and mother, was on duty by herself around 7 a.m. near a Walmart, when a citizen approached her about the suspect, Markeith Loyd, 41, and said he was nearby, the Orlando police said.
Clayton found Loyd and then chased him. When Clayton told him to stop running, he opened fire, police said. Clayton, who was wearing body armor, was shot multiple times, police said, and later died.
THIS is how we know and remember Sergeant Debra Clayton. She always had a smile for kids and always took a moment to interact w/community. pic.twitter.com/8zL46iyUe6
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) January 9, 2017