Captured: Markeith Loyd

Markeith Loyd has been captured, arrested and is now in custody. At 7 pm last night he was brought in. The house was surrounded. The Swat team was called. Before they arrived he tried to sneak out the back door. After being confronted by the Orlando Police he went back in the house. Then he came out the front door dressed in body armor and carrying two hand guns. He threw the two hand guns to the ground. The police took him into custody. While resisting  arrest he sustained  facial injuries.


Loyd shot and killed Orlando Police Sergeant Debra Clayton. Meanwhile, an Orange County Sheriff’s Motorcycle Deputy responding to Sergeant Clayton’s aid was involved in a traffic crash and killed.

Orange County Sheriff Office deputy First Class Norman Lewis also was killed in a traffic accident Jan. 9 during the search.

Markeith Loyd was wanted for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. Loyd shot and killed Sergeant Clayton outside of a Walmart.

Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton’s handcuffs were used for a special purpose Tuesday night — to arrest the man accused of killing her.


Loyd faces two counts of first-degree murder with a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm in Dixon and her fetus’ deaths, and attempted first degree murder in the shooting of Dixon’s 26-year-old brother, Ronald Stewart, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said Tuesday night.

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