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Hillsborough County Deputy Daniel Leyden and his mistress were found dead in a ‘murder-suicide’ after an argument at St Augustine’s home

POLICE is investigating a possible murder-suicide that may have involved two deputies.

The St. County Sheriff’s Office. Johns is investigating the incident that happened in St. Augustine. Two deputies were found dead inside a vacation rental on Saturday night.

The delegates were members of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, police said

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The delegates were members of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, police saidCredit: Google
The deputies' bodies were found inside a motel in St. Augustine

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The deputies’ bodies were found inside a motel in St. AugustineCredit: Google

Delegates are members of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Officewho says that the two are romantically involved.

They were on vacation with other delegates, who said they heard gunfire after an argument inside a bedroom.

The sheriff’s office said Detective Daniel Leyden, who worked in the Criminal Investigation Division, fatally shot his romantic partner before killing himself.

His partner is a deputy assigned to the III Unified Patrol District. Of the two, Leyden’s injuries appeared to be self-inflicted, leading investigators to believe he was the shooter.

The motive behind the shooting is still unknown.

“Our Sheriff’s Office family is still reeling from the shock of this unimaginable tragedy,” the sheriff said. Chad Chronister. “My prayers for strength and comfort go out to the families and loved ones of these representatives, as well as every member of Team HCSO affected by this tragic loss.

“Violence is never a solution, and I urge any staff member dealing with a crisis to take advantage of the many resources our agency has created over the past few years, including Community Support. career, Chaplain and a clinical psychologist. Help is just a phone call away. ”

Reports of gunshots were sent to SJCSO early Sunday morning at the 5300 block of A1A South in the Butler Beach area, the sheriff’s office said.

When they got inside, the delegates found two dead.

A spokesperson said: “Tragically, the incident is being investigated as a murder-suicide. “This is an isolated incident and poses no threat to the public.”

HCSO’s peer support team is working with immediate colleagues of both levels of deputies involved. They are a group of employees who provide confidential support to other employees and family members during traumatic experiences.

Gunshot wound indicates Detective Daniel Leyden was the sole shooter

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Gunshot wound indicates Detective Daniel Leyden was the sole shooterCredit: Facebook / Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
The officers were romantically involved but it's not clear, at this point, what was the motive behind the shooting

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The officers were romantically involved but it’s not clear, at this point, what was the motive behind the shootingCredit: Google

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