Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Children Killed by Florida Man During Hours-Long Standoff Identified

Children Killed by Florida Man During Hours-Long Standoff Identified

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Gary Wayne Lindsey, 35, shot and killed four children ages 1, 6, 10, and 11, before killing himself following an hours-long standoff with police in an Orlando home. They were identified on a GoFundMe page as 12-year-old Iraya, 10-year-old Lillia, 6-year-old Aidan and Dove, who was just 1.

It's not clear when the children died during the standoff, which lasted from Sunday night to Monday night, City of Orlando Police Chief John Mina said at a news conference Tuesday.

Officers returned fire and Lindsey retreated into the apartment, where he held four children hostage.

According to the Associated Press, a medical examiner is working to determine at what point in the 21-hour standoff the children were killed.

"Kevin and his wife have two small children ages 5 and 8 [months]", wrote fellow Orlando officer Shawn Dunlap in a GoFundMe page set up for Valencia and his family.

The family attorney, Walter Benenati, said Irayan loved to play video games and was an overachiever at school.

Police fired back, but Mina said that investigators thus far have uncovered no evidence suggesting that Lindsey or any of the children holed up with him were struck by law enforcement's bullets.

Police said Lindsey's girlfriend made the initial call after she had left the apartment. "I'm doing what I can as a family friend [to raise] money for funeral expenses for the four children. people in this whole community here in Orlando have been touched by this".

"Some may question why she ran out of that building, but nobody can know what she was going through, what horror she was feeling", Benenati said of the mother.

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Around this time of the year, the flat complex is packed with children playing on their summer break, she said. They were allowed to go home early Tuesday.

But Miguel Lopez, another neighbor in the apartment complex near Universal Orlando Resort, said his interactions with Lindsey were "weird".

Mina said Lindsey had previous arrests for domestic violence and arson.

Lindsey had felt like he'd added something to the house, but all he did was "leech off of me", Rondinelli said.

But Lopez said his interactions with Lindsey were "weird". "Whenever we'd say, 'Hi". She met officers outside and directed them toward the apartment.

On Dec. 16, 2008, Lindsey said he need to retrieve a tool from Rondinelli's front porch, which she said he could come get, according to the deposition. A medical examiner's van left the apartment complex midmorning.

In April 2012, the woman - whose name USA TODAY is withholding because of a policy not to publish the names of domestic violence victims - filed a complaint with police after Lindsey battered her and threatened to kill her after an argument about taking Aiden, then seven months old, to the doctor. Authorities believe the other two belonged to his girlfriend.

Lindsey was convicted the following year and sentenced to 30 years of supervision, and a judge ordered him in 2010 to live with his mother in Deltona as a condition of his probation.

Almeida said he didn't know Lindsey personally but would see him wearing a gas mask and spray-painting items beside a tree outside his apartment building.

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