Police: Suspect kills four children, shoots officer during 24-hour standoff

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WTHR) - A police officer was shot before a barricaded man killed himself in the culmination of a series of events on Monday at a Florida apartment complex.

Police said Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr. took his own life nearly 24 hours into a standoff with officers.

Lindsey is alleged to have killed the four children he had been holding hostage in an Orlando apartment.

Orlando police Chief John Mina said an officer was delivering a cell phone to the man when he noticed that one of the hostages had already been killed. Police officers entered the residence around 9:00 Monday night in an attempt to rescue the others but found them all dead.

The children were 1, 6, 10 and 12 years old, according to Mina. Two were Lindsey's children and two belonged to his girlfriend.

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