The manhunt for a Florida fugitive accused of fatally shooting the police officer who recognized him as a suspect in a murder case stretched into a second day Tuesday.
Hundreds of law enforcement officers scoured Orlando overnight looking for Markeith Loyd, who has been on the run since the Monday morning shooting in front of an Orlando Walmart. He is armed and dangerous, police said.
Loyd, 41, opened fire on Orlando Master Sgt. Debra Clayton just after 7 a.m. after she confronted him outside the megastore, police said.
She was on duty and in uniform, and started chasing Loyd when she recognized him as the wanted suspect in the December murder of his pregnant girlfriend, the Orlando Sentinel reported.