Affidavit: Man offered accused mass shooter a ride moments before first Pine Hills shooting

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A man told deputies he saw Keith Moses walking down Hastings Street in Pine Hills Wednesday morning and offered him a ride. Less than a minute later, the driver’s friend riding in the passenger seat had a bullet in her head.

Nathacha Augustin, 38, was the first of five people Orange County deputies say Moses shot on Wednesday. By that evening, she, a 9-year-old girl and a TV news reporter would be dead.


According to an arrest affidavit released Thursday, a man told deputies Moses “seemed down” when he saw him walking down Hastings Street around 11 a.m. so he offered him a ride. He told deputies 30 seconds after Moses got in the back seat directly behind Augustin, he heard a loud bang. He looked over and saw Augustin bleeding from her face.

Firefighters pronounced Augustin dead at 11:29 a.m. Deputies said she was shot in her chin.

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The man told investigators he didn’t think Moses and Augustin knew each other.

After the driver pulled over on Hialeah Street, he told deputies that Moses ran away from the scene.

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Five hours later, on the same street, deputies said Moses shot a News 13 TV reporter and photographer. The reporter, identified as Dylan Lyons, died. Nearby around the same time, deputies said Moses also shot and killed a 9 year-old girl, T’yonna Major, and injured her mother.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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