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Manhunt For Gunman Who Killed 17 Year Police Veteran In Orlando

Orlando Man Who Previously Killed His Pregnant Girlfriend Shot And Killed Veteran Police Officer Outside Of Walmart And Is Currently On The Run.

A huge manhunt is underway in Orlando for the gunman who shot dead a 17-year veteran police officer in the line of duty near a Walmart, as she was trying to apprehend the man who is suspected of murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Orlando Police Department Master Sgt. Debra Thomas Clayton, 42, died of her injuries suffered in the shooting that happened at the Pine Hills Walmart store early Monday morning, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said during a press conference.

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screen-shot-2017-01-09-at-9-27-35-pm‘Debra Clayton is a hero, and she gave her life to protect the community she loves,’ Mina said. ‘She will be deeply missed.’

He added that she was one of the first officers to respond to the Pulse nightclub massacre on June 12.

The shooting happened just after 7:15am, as police say Clayton had been shopping in the store and was outside putting bags in the trunk of her car when someone told her that Markeith Loyd, a suspect wanted in connection with the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, may have been inside the store.

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