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Triple homicide investigation underway; person of interest identified

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Three people, including a child, were found dead in apartment buildings Tuesday morning in Osceola County, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said.


Deputies said they were called to the complex shortly before 7 a.m. to conduct a well-being check.

They said they found two people dead in one apartment building and a third person dead in another apartment building. One of those people is estimated to be around 16 years old.

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A motive is unknown.

Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez said witnesses identified a possible person of interest as Kevin Torres, who was armed and barricaded in a stolen car in Orange County, threatening “suicide by cop.”

Skywitness 9 captured the moment SWAT team members apprehend Torres near South Texas and Rio Grande avenues.

Lopez said Torres fired at Orange County deputies but deputies did not return fire. Deputies said Torres was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for treatment of injures not related to his interaction with law enforcement.

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Deputies said Torres was arrested on charges of grand theft auto and armed burglary to an occupied dwelling. They said there are currently no other outstanding suspects in the homicide case.

Deputies said the identities of the victims of the homicide will not be released until all family members of the deceased victims are notified, but the family of 25-year-old Anthony Mull, a father of two, said he was found dead in the first apartment with the juvenile victim, and the teenager’s father was in the second apartment.

Catalina Elementary School and Memorial Middle School were placed on a secure status because of the law enforcement activity.

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