A Florida man is accused of fatally murdering two men and injuring a woman with a baseball bat, while a 10-year-old police officer called police from a nearby room, according to several reports.
Ezequiel Emanuel Hopkins, 34, allegedly broke into the Windermere home property of John and Lisa Savey on Thursday afternoon while driving his vehicle toward an front door. He then attempted to steal a car before the couple stopped him, according to Windermere police chief David Ogden and local subsidiary Fox 35 Orlando.
“He attacked John Savey, leaving him dead outside the residence. The defendant then entered the residence and attacked Lisa Savey who had retired to his home,”; Ogden said during a related press conference. “The defendant also attacked John and Lisa Savey’s son.” , James Savey, leaving him dead inside the house. “
All the while, John’s grandson and Lisa’s nephew, James ’nephew, called 911 from a bathroom where his grandmother had ordered him to hide, the dam reported.
“I don’t think the family was directed,” Ogden said. “I think I was just trying to find another vehicle to steal it because I had seen some police officers some time before looking at it.”
Hopkins was discovered inside another bathroom, unanswered, after police suspected he was drinking bleach, according to the report.
He was taken to a nearby hospital and charged with murder and aggravated battery.
The woman was seriously injured and was taken to a hospital in the area, the outlet reported.
“Words really can’t describe what we mean to the family,” Ogden said. “It’s a horrible situation.”