A British girl and her American boyfriend reportedly shot and killed a police officer in Florida. Cops say it is suspected that they committed suicide just moments later.
On Saturday morning, Alexandria Hollinghurst, 17, and Brandon Goode, 18, were walking in a wealthy suburban area in Orlando, Fla. when they were stopped by police officer Robert German. He believed that the couple seemed “suspicious” and called for back-up, reports Daily Mail.
When the other officers arrived, they found German shot and lying on the ground. The two teens were nowhere to be found.
They begin a search for the missing couple and heard gunshots go off. They eventually found both Hollinghurst and Goode on the ground nearby with self-inflicted gun shots.
“It appears likely they committed suicide,” Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said.
According to Mirror, Hollinghurst had graduated from high school a year prior and had never gotten into trouble before. Her boyfriend, Goode, had previously gotten in trouble with the law, as he was arrested last month for drugs and alcohol charges.
Hollinghurst’s family believes that she was murdered by Goode.
A body camera worn by German at the time of the encounter has been turned into the Orange County Fire and Resuce.
“I think it’s terrible. I am shocked to hear this to be honest with you. Very peaceful town, very friendly too,”a resident told News 13.