Markeith Loyd, wanted for shooting Orlando law enforcement officer, captured

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ORLANDO — The man wanted for shooting a law enforcement officer in Orlando earlier this month has been captured.

Orlando Police tweeted Markeith Loyd was taken into custody on Tuesday using the same handcuffs used by murdered officer Lt. Debra Clayton.

According to CNN, Loyd allegedly shot and killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon on December 13.

Loyd was named a suspect the following day.

Norman Lewis, Debra Clayton

Debra Clayton, Norman Lewis

Loyd was seen Monday, January 9 fleeing from Orlando’s Princeton Street Walmart where he allegedly shot Lt. Debra Clayton.

An Orange County Sheriff’s Office Deputy then saw him pull into a nearby apartment complex, where he fired at the deputy before carjacking another vehicle and fleeing.

That vehicle was later found abandoned, police say.

The shootings prompted a massive manhunt for the 41-year-old, during which another officer — Norman Lewis – was killed in a motorcycle crash.

It’s unclear where Loyd was found.

More information is expected to be released later this evening.