Osceola deputies ID suspect in attempted murder-suicide


KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Osceola County deputies have identified the suspect in an attempted murder-suicide.

Investigators said Sylvester Howard, Jr., 43, shot a woman multiple times inside their home on Lehigh Avenue in Kissimmee before he shot and killed himself.

The victim, who has not been identified, is still in stable but critical condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

The four children Howard and the victim shared together are in the care of the Department of Children and Families.

Deputies said the investigation is ongoing.

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