Early Sunday morning in Seminole, Florida, a woman was shot 11 times in a domestic argument. Amber (name changed), the victim, was able to flee the house, cross the street and call for help. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) responded and discovered that 65-year-old Wayne Lovell Dew was still inside the home.
Negotiators spent a grueling seven hours attempting to get Dew to surrender, but upon him not doing so, SWAT was deployed. Inside, they found Dew with a fatal, self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Amber was rushed to a nearby hospital and is expected to recover.
The heroism of Amber’s ability to remain composed and flee to safety is remarkable and her alacrity is nothing short of impressive. Kayla McClure, a resident in the area, noted, “It’s scary, stuff you see on TV. You don’t really think it’s going to be in your backyard. It really hits close to home.”
The background of Dew reveals a history of criminal record, such as a misdemeanor larceny charge and a felony domestic incident where he strangled the victim back in 2016.