KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Latest on police officers fatally shot in Florida (all times local):
Police documents show a suspect in the fatal shootings of two police officers in Florida shouted “I’m innocent” as he was arrested.
An affidavit released Monday says Everett Miller shouted “I didn’t do it, I’m a veteran” as he was arrested in a bar two hours after the fatal shooting of the Kissimmee Police Department officers Friday night.
Deputies who arrested him say he appeared to reach for a weapon in his waistband before he was subdued. They found a handgun and revolver on him.
Miller faces a charge of first-degree murder in the killing of Officer Matthew Baxter. Authorities have not said what charges he could face for Sgt. Sam Howard’s death.
He is being held in jail with no bond.
Funeral services for the officers are on Thursday.
Funerals for two police officers who were fatally shot in Florida have been scheduled for Thursday.
The Kissimmee Police Department said Monday that services for Officer Matthew Baxter and Sgt. Sam Howard will be held at the First Baptist Church in Orlando.
The officers were shot Friday night in a neighborhood known for drug activity. Police say Everett Miller fired on the two officers after he got into a scuffle with one of them. He was later arrested at a bar.
Miller faces a charge of first-degree murder in the killing of Baxter. Authorities have not said what charges he could face for Howard’s death.
He was denied bond during a hearing on Sunday.
Kissimmee is located south of the theme park hub of Orlando, Florida.