WINDERMERE, Fla. - Channel 9 continues to learn new information about a teenage couple accused of fatally shooting a Windermere police officer before killing themselves over the weekend.
Officer Robert German was found shot to death Saturday morning shortly after calling for backup on Conroy Windermere Road and Horizon Circle.
Authorities said Brandon Goode, 18, and his girlfriend, Alexandria Hollinghurst, 17, both of Davenport, were together when one of them shot and killed the 31-year-old German.
Deputies heard gunshots when they arrived at the scene and found Goode and Hollinghurst dead nearby.
Channel 9 learned Monday that investigators in Polk County found suicide notes from each of the teenagers last week.
On Friday, Goode's car was spotted at a Walgreens on West Vine Street in Kissimmee.
According to the report, Kissimmee police found Goode's car shortly after they got an alert from the Polk County Sheriff's Office that Goode and Hollinghurst were missing and endangered after writing the suicide notes.
The report said officers approached the car very carefully, not knowing whether the couple was armed.
The officers said they eventually identified Goode and as they were preparing to remove him and Hollinghurst from the SUV, Goode gunned it through the parking lot, almost hitting one of the officers who was still holding his gun and almost hitting a family walking a stroller through the parking lot.
On Monday, police found Goode's SUV in a bank parking lot down the street from the Walgreens.
Investigators are still trying to find out how and why the couple went to Windermere.
It wasn’t Goode's first run-in with law enforcement. Documents show Goode's mother called officers in 2012 after she said he came home with his face painted black, armed with an axe and threatened her.
Also, just a few weeks ago, he and his girlfriend were arrested together, Channel 9 learned.
Goode’s Polk County neighbors said they were stunned to hear the boy they watched grow up is linked to an officer’s killing.
"I just can’t believe it," said neighbor Victoria Jimenez.
"It’s unbelievable. We’re shocked. He was always a nice kid," said neighbor Simone Noeens. "What shocks me is that he was so young."
Friends of the teens told WFTV that the couple attended Ridge Community High School and that both were exceptionally smart.
"She did online classes, college credit classes to graduate early," said Dominic Russo.
Russo said Goode was in advance placement classes.
According to state records, Goode was first arrested when he was 16 on a domestic violence charge for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Records also show that in February, he was arrested again on drug possession and underage drinking charges.