Angry Markeith Loyd makes expletive-laden first appearance
- Author: Marjorie Miles Jan 21, 2017,
Jan 21, 2017, 0:48
A day after an expletive-laced court appearance on charges he killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend, a fugitive was more subdued but still interrupted and refused to answer questions when he went before a judge Friday on five new charges filed against him in the death of Orlando police officer.
"They tried to hide it from the news".
Loyd can be seen looping around while pulling a handgun from the waistband of his trousers before taking cover behind a concrete pillar, the warrant said.
Loyd has not yet been charged in Clayton or Lewis' deaths and is expected to be in court again in a week. "They will sleep better knowing tonight that... this maniac is off the streets".
During his tirade, Loyd reasserted claims that he was beaten by police when he was taken into custody.
He was injured during the arrest and spent 21 hours in the hospital before he was taken to the Orange County Jail.
But at a press conference on Thursday, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said officers exercised "incredible restraint" when they arrested Loyd. Mina said officers are judged regarding the "totality of circumstances" when they look at use of force; officials will try to determine what an objectively reasonable officer would have done in light of those circumstances that night. SWAT team members surrounded the one-story, cinderblock home on Tuesday night. Clayton pulled out her gun and turned to run toward the parking lot when Loyd fired three rounds at her, according to police.
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Loyd was holding two handguns and wearing body armor, Mina said.
Orlando Police released aerial video footage of the moment law enforcement agencies captured murder suspect Markeith Loyd, who is accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon and OPD Lt. Debra Clayton. Dixon's brother also was shot, but not fatally.
When Loyd appeared in court Thursday in connection with Dixon's death, he said to the judge, "Y'all making up s--, like I just went in there and shot this girl, endangering my family".
Mina said Loyd suffered a fractured left orbital bone and damage to his eye.
Loyd drove the dark green Mercury to Royal Oak Apartments and fired two shots when he saw a deputy approaching him in an unmarked auto, police said.
".We are talking about a cold-blooded, ruthless killer who then took off and committed more crimes, attempted to kill a sheriff's deputy and also carjacked somebody".