“In respect of the ultimate sacrifice made by Officers (Anthony) Morelli and (Eric) Joering, I am ordering the lowering of flags until they are laid to rest,” Kasich said in a tweet Monday.
SUNRISE, Fla. – A Sunrise man was arrested Monday in connection with the shooting deaths of his wife and her 15-year-old daughter.
According to an arrest report, Kevin Kemoy Nelson, 32, called 911 just after 11:15 a.m. and said “shots were just fired” at a townhouse at 7704 Balboa St.
Police said Nelson said he was “the person with the gun,” and that there were two people dead inside the home.
A sergeant in the Crisis Negotiation Unit called Nelson, who told him that he was “afraid to get hurt,” the report said.
When he was asked why he believed officers would hurt him, police said Nelson replied: “I hurt people. I’m a failure,” and “I’m going to prison forever.”
Nelson was also heard on the recording saying that he did not “want to hurt anyone else today.”
Police said a “throwaway phone” equipped with a camera was provided to Nelson by SWAT officers.
Police said they saw that Nelson was armed with a semi-automatic handgun during the majority of the call with the sergeant.
After an hours-long standoff with police, Nelson placed the gun at the top of the stairs and surrendered to authorities, the report said.
Authorities said Nelson’s wife, Karen Lyle, 40, was found dead in