3 dead in shooting at Florida Narcotics Anonymous meeting – ABC News
A suspect shot a man and took a woman hostage at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Edgewater, Florida. The victims were identified as Ian Greenfield, 59, and Erica Hoffman, 33, and the suspect, Quinton Hunter, 49, who went by the nickname “Rags”.
Quinton Hunter brandished a gun shortly after entering the Monday night meeting, and shot and killed two people before going live on Facebook.
Police claim that the live stream of this crime was extremely strange to watch. They could mostly only hear heavy breathing, and Hunter didn’t speak on anything that he was doing while holding these people hostage.
He had a violent criminal history, and investigators were trying to figure out the relationship between Hoffman and Greenfield. Police say Hunter shot Greenfield after his ex-girlfriend Hoffman started a new relationship with another woman.
Hunter shot a man and took a woman hostage at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Edgewater on Monday night. The rest of the people at the meeting were able to successfully escape.
When a SWAT team entered the building in response to this emergency, they found three people dead- including the suspect. The suspect wouldn’t communicate with the police when he was holding the victims hostage.
3 people dead after Edgewater Police say a man shot another man at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting, then took a woman hostage. When SWAT team went in, they found original victim, woman, and shooter dead. #WESH pic.twitter.com/XbvDiJJh6k
— Bob Hazen WESH (@HazenWESH) August 9, 2022
Police are calling the incident a double murder-suicide. Hunter has several arrests and criminal charges in Missouri.
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- 3 dead in shooting at Florida Narcotics Anonymous meeting ABC News
- 3 dead after hostage situation during NA meeting in Florida: cops New York Post
- 3 dead after hostage situation at Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Edgewater, police say Orlando Sentinel
- Edgewater hostage situation ends with 3 dead in apparent murder-suicide WESH 2 Orlando
- Edgewater police: 2 men, 1 woman dead in apparent murder-suicide WESH 2 News