Sheriff: Deputy killed in motorcycle crash while searching for man who shot and killed Orlando police officer - Florida Politics

Sheriff: Deputy killed in motorcycle crash while searching for man who shot and killed Orlando police officer

Authorities in Orlando say that an Orange County deputy sheriff was killed in a traffic accident while searching for a suspect in the shooting death of an Orlando police officer Monday.

Sheriff Jerry Demings told a press conference that the deputy sheriff was riding a motorcycle while pursuing Markeith Loyd, 41. Loyd is suspected in the shooting death of Master Sgt. Debra Clayton. A massive manhunt was underway for him Monday.

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Clayton was shot and killed in the line of duty near a Walmart in Orlando.

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