Two Florida deputies, who were in a romantic relationship, were found dead of a suspected murder-suicide inside a vacation rental home in St. Augustine after they were heard arguing late into the evening on Saturday.
The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Saturday night’s shooting as a murder-suicide.
A preliminary investigation revealed that Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office Detective Daniel Leyden shot and killed his romantic partner before turning the gun on himself, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
He was the sole shooter, authorities said.
Leyden worked in the Criminal Investigations Division.
The victim, whose name has not been released, is also a deputy, and was assigned to Uniform Patrol District III.
The shooting happened around 10 p.m. Saturday night at a vacation rental in the 5300 block of A1A South in the resort town on the Atlantic coast about 100 miles north of Orlando.
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Source: Daily Mail