'I am Heartbroken': Mother of Kids Killed in Orlando Standoff With Police Speaks - NBC 6 South Florida

'I am Heartbroken': Mother of Kids Killed in Orlando Standoff With Police Speaks

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    Officer Still Critical After Deadly Orlando Standoff

    Orlando Police Officer Kevin Valencia was in critical condition but has shown signs of responsiveness, the doctor said.

    (Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Ciara Lopez said she wants her children, ranging in age from 1 to 11, to be remembered as loving and "full of life."

    • Police said Lopez left her apartment to get help after her boyfriend, 35-year-old Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr., battered her late Sunday.

    • Lindsey fired at responding officers, seriously wounding one of them.

    The mother of four children killed during a standoff between a Florida felon and police says she's "heartbroken" and feels "completely alone."

    In a statement to the Orlando Sentinel through a family spokesman, 31-year-old Ciara Lopez said she wants her children, ranging in age from 1 to 11, to be remembered as loving and "full of life."

    Police said Lopez left her apartment to get help after her boyfriend, 35-year-old Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr., battered her late Sunday.

    Lindsey fired at responding officers, seriously wounding one of them. The medical examiner was tasked with determining whether the children were already killed by then. After 21 hours, officers went in and found all five bodies.

    Family spokesman Walter Benenati said money is being pledged to help cover funeral expenses.

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