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. FlSuc

    The positive of all this.....no tax money spent on trials, prison time, or future welfare

    May 15, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. NamCbtVet

    Just mention SWAT and the "experts" come out of the woodwork. Lemme know if any real news develops.

    May 15, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  3. twirtzy

    go crow somewhere else

    May 15, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mike

    I am a born and raised Floridian. And I want to let you all know that it tickles me to no end to read so many people do not want to come here, or used to live here and left. I think that to be *fantastic*. Thank you!

    May 15, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Brownstain

      We're sending Joe Arpaio your way to set up concentration camps in the swamp to house the French Canadians.

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

      You're quite welcome, Mike!! The more Americans who spend their dollars elsewhere, the morel likely we can sink Florida into the ocean!

      May 15, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. Griff

    Mike,
    Show you bright you are, doesn't it?

    May 15, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • SPW

      What was it you were saying?

      May 15, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • He's Done

      Hey Griff...is there a complete sentence in there somewhere?

      May 15, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. SPW

    Tickle Me Elmo came out in 1996.

    May 15, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. Daisy

    newrules, Florida does not let people like Casey Anthony go free; it let Casey Anthony go free. Every time something bad happens in any state, people act like the whole state is like that all the time. It's not true of Florida, and it's not true of any other state. There are crimes like this everywhere, and people who appear to be guilty get set free everywhere.

    May 15, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. SPW

    Coincidentally, it's also your birth year.

    May 15, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. Florida is awesome

    Nothing to see hear folks move along. Just some serious stand your ground going on.

    May 15, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  10. Griff

    SPW...and they are against the law in FL to own since the pedophiles use them as bait,
    do you have one?
    I'm sure Mike does

    May 15, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  11. jenny

    some people do try to get help...but they are told there is none for food, electric, heat, etc....that is if you have a low paying job or a part time job..most of the people asking for assistance are turned turn "because they have income" and those people don;t want to give up the low paying jobs they have in order to get full assistance to support the family...you never see "poor" welfare families on full assistance kill each other...its always low to middle class struggling to stay afloat and there is no life ring to help them.....its very sad, the helplessness takes over....

    May 15, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  12. Griff

    Also, 1996 was the first year I banged your mother

    May 15, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • SPW

      Ya blew it, you used that joke already.

      May 15, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  13. justin

    this was so sad wen i first saw this i almost cried thinking about this

    May 15, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  14. Griff

    Jenny, could they get a job and work? Like my pappy did, and his pappy before him, and like I do?

    May 15, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  15. Griff

    SPW, I did? Sorry for repeat.....I get caught up in the moment

    May 15, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
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