A lone gunman was shot to death Thursday 13 hours after killing a sheriff's deputy, wounding two others and barricading himself inside his camper-trailer.
After 6 1/2 hours of silence, well repairman Alan Singletary fired two shots. Seminole County deputies responded with gunfire and killed him at about 10 a.m., authorities said.Singletary, 43, a hefty 6-footer facing eviction, holed up about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday after pulling a gun on his landlord. He fired hundreds of shots until 3:24 a.m., when officers fired tear gas into the trailer and a single return shot was heard, sheriff's Lt. Jack Cash said.
Neighbors were evacuated after the initial outbreak of gunfire.
Deputy Eugene Gregory, 55, was killed by Singletary after deputies arrived. Deputy Scott McLeod, who responded after Gregory was shot, was wounded.
Lt. James Gibson, a SWAT team member, was hit in the ankle trying to retrieve Gregory's body, a process that took about 21/2 hours.
"A lot of his shots were just into the dark. He'd hear a noise, and he would just open up," Cash said.
The camper was parked on a heavily wooded lot in this rural community 20 miles northeast of Orlando.
McLeod, 41, was hospitalized in stable condition Thursday with a single gunshot wound to his chest. Gibson was hospitalized in good condition.