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A manhunt is currently underway in Orlando, Florida, for a man who shot and killed a 17-year police veteran, wife and mother of two.

On Monday morning, Orlando police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton was attempting to make contact with a murder suspect at a Walmart. A short two minutes after attempting to detain the man, officials received a call of an officer shot.

According to witness James Herman, “I was walking down the sidewalk, right past the officer, and I heard her tell him to stop, or whatever, and he shot her. He shot her down. He took off running. It’s unreal.”

Herman explained to Channel 9 News, “As he was running, he was shooting back, he was shooting backwards. I hit the ground on the side over here because I wasn’t sure where the shooting was coming from at first.”

 

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Police later identified the suspect as 41-year-old Markeith Loyd, who, one month ago, murdered his pregnant girlfriend and got away.

“The Orlando Police Department family is heartbroken today,” the department tweeted after the heartbreaking occurrence. “One of our own was taken in the line of duty. There are no words.”

The department also shared several photos of Clayton on social media, calling her a hero and a woman who always had a smile for the kids. “Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, wkd dayshift patrol, will be missed beyond words. She always had a smile/high five 4 every/kid she came across,” one tweet read.

Per officials, Clayton was also one of the first officers to arrive to the tragic mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub last year.

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Unfortunately for the city, the morning was far from over.

Following the officer involved shooting, multiple agencies set out for an intense manhunt to find the suspected killer.

During the race to find Loyd, an Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy on a motorcycle was killed in a crash. According to officials, “a motorist turned in front of him. Based on eyewitness testimony, he had a green light, he was not traveling at any (high) rate of speed.”

Mayor Buddy Dyer has already called today an official day of mourning.

The suspected murderer, meanwhile, is still at large. Authorities are now offering a $60,000 reward. “We’re going to bring this dirtbag to justice and he’s going to jail,” Orlando police Chief John Mina said.

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Finally! Taraji P. Henson Confirms Relationship With NFL Baller Kelvin Hayden

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Taraji is finally letting the world know what it already knew – she’s in a relationship with NFL cornerback Kelvin Hayden. Henson dished the (cold) tea while on Essence’s Yes, Girl! podcast saying that the reason she kept it a secret was because she’s a private person.

“I’m not the type to blast my personal business. But, you know, I think that’s important for people to know. I’m happy. I’m very very happy. I just am,” the “Empire” actress shared.

Rumors first circulated in December 2015 about Henson and 34-year-old Hayden, who played for the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts, after photos surfaced of the pair holding hands in Miami. Though Hayden has appeared on her Instagram feed, the Golden Globe winner never confirmed the intimate details until now.

“You know, we’ve been together for two years. No one would really know that because I don’t really blast my info like that. But I’m very happy,” she said.

Taraji girl we could tell. The Hidden Figures actress even broke out singing, “Finally! It has happened to me,”—quoting the CeCe Peniston‘s song “Finally.”

Henson also revealed the couple will be celebrating the holidays together with the new puppy Hayden gifted her with as an early Christmas present.

“Big #KBall with Lil squirt #KBall watching daddy brush his teeth! 😩😂😂😂,” she wrote, teasing a photo of her boo and new pup.

And speaking of Christmas, in case you missed it Taraji hosted her “White Hot Holidays” special on Fox Wednesday night. Peep the clips of Henson having some fun with her celebrity guests including Method Man, DJ Khaled, Neicy Nash, Salt-N-Pepa and The Ying Yang Twins.

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