Armed robbery ends with suicide after pursuit into Orange County, police say

in Orange County News & Events


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Tavares police said an armed robbery at a cellphone store ended when one of the suspects fatally shot himself and another was arrested following a pursuit by multiple law enforcement agency officers in Lake and Orange counties.

Police said two armed individuals forced their way into the store at 3:45 p.m. and stole multiple items before fleeing. A Lake County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant spotted the suspect’s vehicle and began pursuit, according to Tavares police.

Multiple police and Sheriff’s Office vehicles began following the suspects, who entered Orange County jurisdiction. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office were on the scene when the suspects bailed from their car near Silver Star and Hiawassee roads.