Five found dead in Florida home, officials say
The Brevard County SWAT team was called to the home after a report of a shooting.
May 15th, 2012
09:51 AM ET

Five found dead in Florida home, officials say

[Updated at 9:55 a.m. ET] Authorities found five people dead Tuesday at a Florida home following a SWAT team standoff with a suspected gunman.

Four people were found dead inside the home and one female was found dead in the yard, officials said. The gunman or gunmen appear to be among the dead, Brevard County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tod Goodyear said.

"We have no idea on motive right now," Goodyear said.

A SWAT team was called to the neighborhood after a report of a shooting at the home, the sheriff's office told CNN affiliate WFTV.  The SWAT team entered the home just before 7 a.m. ET, Sheriff's Office spokesman John Mellicksaid. CNN affiliate CNF13 reported police were in a standoff until 8 a.m.

Residents in the area told CNN affiliate WKMG that officers in camouflage and carrying assault rifles arrived. Some were allowed to evacuate the area, WKMG reported.

"If we've made contact with you, then you are free to leave," Mellick told residents, according to WKMG.

This story is developing. We'll bring you the latest details as soon as we get them.

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  1. newrules

    Like I've always said...Florida ought to secede from the union. One of the worst states..screwed up justice system, dumb criminals, racist people (black, white, et al).

    May 15, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Charles

      Does everyone know where most of the people in Florida comes from? Here is a clue "the of the states".

      May 15, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. eville11

    well no one can claim "stand your ground".. no one is left standing.

    May 15, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. Brownstain

    I like cheese!!!

    May 15, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Gouda Blue Perano

      Me too!

      May 15, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. Ed Sr of Dallas Tx

    The ought to start a new reality show....."Move to Florida and die early". The State of Florida has become a "Chicago of the 1920's" type of place! I will vacation elsewhere, thank you.

    May 15, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. newrules

    I think if you read between the lines (rare among most people), we ARE in fact bemoaning the loss of these children. We are angry! We feel helpless to do anything in a state that sets people like Casey Anthony free.

    May 15, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. Majestic_Lizard

    Of course it happened in Florida.

    May 15, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • 34

      Just did my daily Florida Violence Google search and found this story, who needs a middle class?

      May 15, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. Griff

    Zillow reports houses in neighborhood values at 80k to 120k, must be trailers.....FL is the slum of the US

    May 15, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. Griff

    and Brown, we are glad You like cheese, just don't eat it in FL....would melt or you would get shot

    May 15, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. SPW

    Funny how citizens of a melting pot are trying to pick and choose which states are backwards.

    I applaud you guys for being as dumb as the hicks you're trying to make fun of.

    May 15, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • newrules

      You must be a Floridian. Try stepping outside of the swamp land and see the culture from another perspective. Poor Floridians cannot see the 'forest for all the trees'. And yes...I did live there....couldn't wait to get the heck out. Stupid, incompetent people everywhere I went. Rarely found an individual worth his/her salt. After living in Hawaii for 5 years I thought Florida would be just about the naive I was....Hawaii is way better. If you're gonna vacation anywhere, pick Hawaii or California.

      May 15, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • SPW

      Hawaii and California are notorious for being as backwards as Florida, especially in their Justice system.

      It doesn't matter which state you live, it's what community you're a part of. What is diversity? I guess we all come in one flavor in this day and age.

      May 15, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. Griff

    SPW, your mother said the same thing last night when I was with her

    May 15, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • SPW

      I'm surprised we still have a budget for computer lab in middle schools.

      They should really monitor what you guys do

      May 15, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  11. Brownstain

    Florida- Where corpses go to mold.

    May 15, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |

    Thank You "newrules". I completely agree with you.

    May 15, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  13. idon't have

    you see who the west is changing after allowing this stupid muslims you gona see more violence if you continue to
    give muslims to get posetion on west. the more muslims come the more violence will be there in a contry

    May 15, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • SPW

      Violence in this country has actually steadily gone down, so your claims are entirely false.

      May 15, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  14. Redneck Photo Journalist

    Very tragic the amount of mentally ill people that take other lives and then their own. My heart goes out to the relatives of the family memebers of the deceased. This is happening way to much all over the country. What is wrong with people????Not even going to comment on the equally ill that sit here and make crude comments about these situations. What is America coming to????? God Bless it is needed.

    May 15, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Brownstain

      Just culling the herd.

      May 15, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  15. Griff

    More than one third of all Registered S3x Offenders live in Florida, keep your kids away

    May 15, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
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