What to Know
- A toll booth 200 miles away near Boynton Beach recorded the plate early Saturday morning - with Cherizard later posting a Facebook message.
Florida police are searching for the suspect in a shooting that killed two women and left a 6-year-old girl brain dead.
Haines City police said Saturday 38-year-old Ernst Cherizard shot the three Friday night at an apartment in the city located between Lakeland and Orlando.
Chief James Elensky said Cherizard fatally shot 48-year-old Nicole Guillume at an apartment complex and fled. When officers arrived, they found the girl, Isabella Frenel, shot three times and the body of her mother, 23-year-old Eli Normil.
Elensky said Isabella is on life support but is brain dead. Cherizard and Normil had been in a relationship and had two children, but Isabella was not one of his children.
NBC station WFLA-TV in Tampa reported that Guillume was Normil's aunt and that Cherizard fled in a burgundy 2011 Nissan Altima, license plate GZN C82.
A toll booth 200 miles away near Boynton Beach recorded the plate early Saturday morning - with Cherizard later posting a message on Facebook where he apologized to his children, writing I can't believe this happened" according to the station.
Cherizard is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call Haines City Police or Heartland CrimeStoppers at 1-800-226-8477.