‘He kept shooting at me’: Photographer at scene of Florida shooting describes moment his colleague was killed

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A photographer has described the moment his journalist colleague was killed in a Florida shooting, which left him wounded and a nine-year-old girl and a woman dead.

The suspect, thought to be Keith Melvin Moses, 19, shot and killed Nathacha Augustin, 38, in Pine Hills, west of Orlando, before heading to a nearby home where he fatally shot nine-year-old T’yonna Major and critically wounded her mother.

Hours later, he returned to the scene, shooting and killing 24-year-old Dylan Lyons, who was covering the story for Spectrum News 13, and wounding photographer Jesse Walden.

Speaking to KOB in Albuquerque, an NBC News outlet, Mr Walden recalled the moment his colleague was shot.

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“Dylan was a reporter I worked with every day. We were best friends

“He was just a sweet guy.

Mr Walden explained he was getting his camera from the back of the car, which his colleague was in, when he heard shots and felt a pain in his groin.

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“I see that he’s shooting at me. I was assuming he was shooting at a house or something behind me, and I just happened to catch a bullet.

“But he kept shooting at me.”

Mr Walden said that he ducked under the wheel of his car, and the gunman walked forward and fired into the vehicle.

Dylan Lyons, who was in the passenger seat, was struck and killed.

Mr Lyons loved reporting on the news and telling people's stories, a colleague said Pic: GoFundMe
Mr Lyons loved reporting on the news and telling people’s stories, a colleague said Pic: GoFundMe

Orange County Sheriff’s Office have also shared dramatic bodycam footage of the moment Moses, the suspect, was arrested.

In the expletive-laden clip, Moses repeatedly screams “let me go” and “I can’t breathe” at the officers, after he has been tackled to the ground.

One officer then proceeds to remove a gun from Moses’s pocket, when he says: “It’s still hot”.

In other pictures released by the force, Moses appears to be smirking as he is taken into custody.

The suspect, Keith Melvin Moses, appeared to smirk as he was taken into custody
The suspect, Keith Melvin Moses, appeared to smirk as he was taken into custody

Moses has been formally charged with the murder of Ms Augustin, with whom he was acquainted.

Additional charges are set to follow relating to the other four victims, who were not known to him.

According to officials, the teenager has a lengthy criminal history – including charges related to firearms, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and theft.

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