Orlando News Reporter Shot to Death While Reporting on Homicide
A Spectrum News 13 reporter was shot and killed in Orlando, Florida, Wednesday afternoon while reporting on a homicide that had occurred earlier in the day.
Reporter Dylan Lyons and a photographer were on scene reporting sometime around 4:00 p.m. when they were shot while reporting on a homicide of a woman in her twenties, which occurred at approximately 11:00 a.m., WCJB noted.
Police believe the alleged shooter, 19-year-old Keith Melvin Moses, is the same individual who killed the woman earlier that day.
The accompanying photographer, Jesse Waldon, was critically injured:
This is 19-year-old Keith Melvin Moses, the suspect in a series of shootings today that left three dead, in OCSO custody. This is a sad day for our community. Three were murdered today, including a woman in her 20s, a 9-year-old girl and a @MyNews13 employee. pic.twitter.com/DXXkxzRHl5
— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) February 23, 2023
Spectrum News 13 released a statement about Lyon’s death:
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and the other lives senselessly taken today. Our thoughts are with our employee’s family, friends and co-workers during this very difficult time. We remain hopeful that our other colleague who was injured makes a full recovery.
This is a terrible tragedy for the Orlando community.