Following a heated fight with his supervisor the day before, a Florida electrician allegedly killed three employees with a knife and baseball bat.
During a press conference on Saturday, Shaun Runyon, 39, attacked his supervisor around 2 a.m. on Friday as a consequence of a problem, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. Authorities, according to Judd, had no idea what enraged Runyon, per The Hill.
Judd stated that Runyon returned to his Davenport house, where he was living with his employees, and stabbed and assaulted the inhabitants with a knife and baseball bat. Seven persons were killed or injured in the incident.
One of the victims was beaten to death while sleeping in his bed, another was discovered dead on the house’s front porch, and the third was severely battered before dying in a hospital.
Three Counts of First-Degree Murder & One Count of Aggravated Violence
Furthermore, according to The Associated Press, authorities confirmed the third death on Sunday. Authorities have not revealed the identity of the three people who died. The attack also resulted in the injuries of four additional people. Nonetheless, in keeping with the statements in The Associated Press, Runyon is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated violence. It’s unclear whether he’s hired a lawyer.
Authorities say Runyon pursued down a fourth victim down the street and hit him in the shoulder with a baseball bat.
Meanwhile, another married couple and their seven-year-old daughter were able to flee without damage.
Runyon shared a house with seven of his coworkers and their families. According to the Associated Press, it was rented by J & B Electric, Inc, a Pennsylvania corporation. However, according to Judd, Runyon escaped the house and showed up at the home of a couple in Lake Wales hours later, still wearing bloodied clothes and alleging he had been raped. He was pushed to go to the hospital by the couple, where he was arrested.