WKRN reported that there was “nothing
remarkable” about Street’s record and said it looked like he lived a “normal
life” and was engaged to be married to Holroyd’s ex-wife.
After Walton County sheriff’s
deputies found Street’s body, law enforcement followed the suspect to Bay
When they located Holroyd at his
apartment complex, a gunfight broke out, WKRN reported.
It was not known whether Holroyd was
shot by police or died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Bay County Sheriff’s Office Public
Information Officer Ruth Corley said Holroyd had doused the apartment where he
was barricaded in gasoline, so authorities were having to proceed slowly
because the scene was extremely dangerous.
Corley said police probably weren’t
going to be going in there “anytime soon,” but said officials are certain the
suspect is down.
Holroyd has a criminal record that
included disorderly conduct, and a felony record with the department of
corrections, WKRG reported.
An unknown number of gunshots were
exchanged between police and Holroyd.
Witnesses reported hearing more than
50 shots, and more gunfire could be heard in the background as the reporter
conducted a live interview on WMBB shortly before 4 p.m. Central time.
VIDEO: Shots ring out in the middle of a live interview during active situation
in Panama City, Florida
Panama City Spokeswoman Caitlin
Lawrence told WJTV
that so far, other than Holroyd, only one person had been identified with a
minor injury and transported to the hospital.
However, WKRG reported that an EMS
worker was grazed by a bullet and had a non-life threatening injury. It is not
known whether both were referring to the same victim.
Panama City PD, Panama City Beach PD,
the Bay County Sheriff's Office, Florida Fish and Wildlife, and Florida Highway
Patrol responded to the scene and worked together to bring the situation to a
resolution, authorities said.
Authorities have not yet said what
kind of weapons Holroyd was using to fire at officers.
You can see video of firefighters
taking cover during the shooting below:
Dozens of gunshots heard as
authorities in Panama City respond to reports of an active shooter: https://bit.ly/2x1KRYX