Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Department were eating dinner in a Trenton, Florida Chinese restaurant last night when John Hubert Highnote, of Bell, Florida shot both of them through a window. Both officers were killed.
— CBS4 Gainesville (@mycbs4) April 19, 2018
The shooter was reported to have been “found dead” outside the restaurant, but how he died hasn’t been confirmed yet by police. While one report indicted he was shot by responders, other reports imply that he committed suicide after murdering the two officers.
As for the cause of the attack, Sheriff Robert D. Schultz III only had this to say:
We’re not going to make this a political issue, other than the fact: What do you expect happens when you demonize law enforcement to the extent that it’s been demonized? Every type of hate, every type of putdown that you can think of. The only thing these men were guilty of was wanting to protect you and me.”