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Police search for witness in deaths of Florida officers

5 months 2 days 22 hours ago Sunday, August 20 2017 Aug 20, 2017 August 20, 2017 10:26 AM August 20, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image: This undated photo from the Kissimmee Police Department shows Officer Matthew Baxter. On Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, officials said Officers Sam Howard and Baxter were checking suspicious people in an area of Kissimmee, Fla., known for drug activity when they were shot and did not have an opportunity to return fire Friday night, via ABC News
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Authorities in Florida say they are looking for a person of interest as they proceed in their investigation into the fatal shootings of two police officers.
  
The Kissimmee Police Department said Sunday in a news release that detectives are hoping to question Maribel Gonzales King.
  
Detectives emphasize that she is not a suspect, but they say she was known to frequent the neighborhood where the police officers were shot Friday night.
  
They are seeking the public's help in locating her.
  
Sgt. Sam Howard died Saturday, and Officer Matthew Baxter died Friday night following the shooting in a neighborhood in Kissimmee, a city located south of Orlando, Florida.
  
Everett Miller was arrested and faces a charge of first-degree murder.

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