In the words of Orlando Police Chief John Mina, a hostage situation involving four young children "has a very sad and tragic ending." Mina announced late last night that Gary Lindsey Junior shot and killed the children, ranging in age from one to 11, before taking his own life.
A standoff began late Sunday night when police say Lindsey shot and critically wounded an officer as they attempted to make a domestic violence arrest at the Westbrook Apartments near Universal Orlando Resort.
Orlando and Orange County SWAT team negotiators spent more than 20 hours attempting to bring about a peaceful resolution.
Two of the children were Lindsey's and two belonged to the domestic violence victim.
Officer Kevin Valencia remains in critical condition following surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Valencia is married and has two young children.