A Florida man has been accused of fatally hitting two men and injuring a woman with a baseball bat while a 10-year-old called police from a nearby room, according to numerous reports.
Ezekiel Emanuel Hopkins, 34, is said to have entered the property of John and Lisa Savi’s home in Windermere late Thursday, driving his vehicle at the entrance gate. He then tried to steal a car before the couple stopped him, according to Windermere Police Chief David Ogden and local Fox 35 Orlando branch.
“He attacked John Savi, leaving him dead outside the residence. The defendant then entered the residence and attacked Lisa Savei, who had retired to her home,”
All the while, John and Lisa’s grandson, James’ nephew, was calling 911 from a bathroom where his grandmother had ordered him to hide, the store said.
“I don’t believe the family was targeted,” Ogden said. “I believe he was just trying to find another vehicle to steal because he had seen some cops for a while before I looked at him.”
Hopkins was found in another bathroom unresponsive after police suspected he was drinking bleach, according to the report.
He was taken to a nearby hospital and charged with murder and a heavy battery.
The woman was seriously injured and was taken to a district hospital, the store said.
“Words really can’t describe what we want to say to the family,” Ogden said. “It’s a horrible situation.”