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TV journalist fatally shot while covering homicide in Orlando




  • Television journalist Dylan Lyons was shot and killed while reporting on a fatal shooting in Orlando, Florida.
  • The suspect in the first killing returned to the scene and opened fire, killing Lyons and wounding three others, including photojournalist Jesse Walden.
  • Lyons was remembered as a talented professional who was motivated to tell stories that impact local communities.

Dylan Lyons, a 24-year-old television journalist, was shot and killed while covering a fatal shooting in Orlando, Florida. Lyons had been working as a multimedia journalist at Spectrum News 13 since July 2022 and was remembered as a motivated and talented professional who was living his dream in Orlando.

He was part of a news crew reporting from the Pine Hills neighborhood on the fatal shooting of a woman that had happened earlier on Wednesday when the suspect in the first killing returned to the scene and opened fire, hitting two reporters, including Lyons, and photojournalist Jesse Walden. The gunman then walked to a nearby home and shot a woman and her 9-year-old daughter. The child was fatally wounded.

The suspect, 19-year-old Keith Melvin Moses, was later detained by the police. Authorities have yet to determine a motive and say it’s not clear whether he knew Lyons and Walden were members of the media because their vehicle was not clearly marked as a typical news van. The tragedy has sent shock waves across and beyond the Orlando community, with condolences pouring in from local law enforcement officials, state politicians, and the White House.

Lyons’ loved ones have shared personal tributes, emphasizing how much he loved his job, his community, and his family. His family has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses. The organizer, who identifies herself as Lyons’ older sister Rachel, describes him as a loving fiancé, devoted son, and acting father to his niece and nephew.

“Dylan would have been 25 years old in March,” she wrote. “He was a happy soul and wonderful person in life. My brother was our baby. He was taken too early from us.”

Source: NPR




    February 24, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    The reporter and the fatally shot child would still be alive if ine of those on site had carried a concealed-carry gun.
    Citizens unarmed leave violent citizens free to kill.

  2. Richard Greyeagle

    February 24, 2023 at 10:13 pm

    Amen, Sister!

  3. CandygramForMongo

    February 25, 2023 at 6:49 am

    If you start EXECUTING these phucking idiots, maybe shootings will go down???? There has to be a severe penalty otherwise criminals have no fear of repercussions. COMMON PHUCKING SENSE!!!!!!!

    • agnes

      February 25, 2023 at 10:00 am

      Agree 100%, NO REPERCUSSION, NO fear !!!!

  4. Don

    February 25, 2023 at 9:25 am

    Fire up old sparky and sue it.

    • Don

      February 25, 2023 at 9:26 am

      Make that use it.

  5. Uncle Art

    February 25, 2023 at 9:43 am

    May he gets life in general population and be used as a human toilet everyday for the next 25 years missing a part of himself physically and mentally !!
    Gun restriction control laws are part of the problem leaving lawful American Citizens defenseless and the lebtards/democraps in the failed justice system is the rest of the problem letting these criminals off easy and sometimes off Scott free.

  6. Mathew S. Molk

    February 25, 2023 at 10:19 am

    Not that he had it coming, but these reporters, and a lot of others think they are too “Important” to end up in a puddle of blood. They should think like a policeman. – Never so much as speak to someone you are not ready, and able, to kill,,,,,because the one you are talking to may be more then ready to kill you. – It can get real really quick, and in milliseconds you may find out that you are not above the reality of the streets, andn the hospital, and the morgue.

    RIP, Kid,,,and God be with the people that were wounded. – and everybody remember, the real world aint like the movies,

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