When police showed up just before midnight on June 10, Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr. shot Officer Kevin Valencia in the head and began a standoff with law enforcement that lasted 21 hours. Police say during that time, Lindsey killed the children before fatally shooting himself. They ranged in age from 1 to 11.
In 911 recordings released by the city of Orlando on Thursday, a frantic Ciara Lopez told the dispatcher Lindsey had a gun. She said she ran to a nearby convenience store and asked the clerk to call 911.
Valencia remains hospitalized.