Florida man shoots self after killing wife, 2 young children


SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a central Florida man killed his estranged wife and two young children before fatally shooting himself as police pursued him.

Authorities say the spree began late Sunday when 30-year-old Henry Ramone Brown waited in the trunk of Chericia Brown’s vehicle, outside a Chili’s restaurant. In a news release, Seminole County Sheriff’s officials say Brown stabbed her and ran over her with his car. She was taken to a hospital, where she died.

Officials say Brown picked up the couple’s children, ages 4 and 1, from a baby sitter and drove to Central Florida Regional Hospital to find his estranged wife. He was confronted by deputies and Sanford police, fired at them and ran from the hospital.

Deputies located him on Interstate 4. Inside his car, they found the bodies of Henry Brown and the children.

A paramedic and nurse, who came to help Chericia Brown after she was stabbed, also were injured when he ran over his wife with his car, according to the police report.

Altamonte Springs police records show Chericia Brown filed a domestic violence injunction against her husband in January.

She initially filed an incident report with the Altamonte Springs police on December 18, 2015, according to official documents obtained by The Associated Press. In the report, Chericia said she believed her husband was cheating on her and that he had threatened to kill her if she took the couple’s children away from him.

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