Doctor: Florida officer shot in standoff is in coma - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Doctor: Florida officer shot in standoff is in coma

By MIKE SCHNEIDER
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A police officer is in a coma and has a long road to recovery after being shot by a Florida felon who eventually killed four children during a standoff.

A trauma surgeon said Wednesday at a news conference that Orlando Police Officer Kevin Valencia is in critical condition but has shown signs of responsiveness.

Valencia's wife, Meghan, said that her husband is a fighter and she asked for prayers.

Sobbing as she talked about her husband, Meghan Valencia said they were childhood sweethearts and had two sons.

Meghan Valencia expressed sorrow for the killing of the four children by Gary Lindsey, who holed up with the children in a 21-hour standoff that ended late Monday.

The children, ranging in age from 1 to 11, belonged to Lindsey and his girlfriend.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.