EDGEWATER, Fla. — Three people are dead after a hostage situation and shooting at a Florida Narcotics Anonymous meeting Monday evening, according to police.
According to The Associated Press, officers with the Edgewater Police Department responded to a call about a man who was shot and a woman who was held hostage Monday evening.
EPD said in a news release that the incident happened at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting at around 7 p.m. with about 20 people in attendance. Once the meeting started, police said Quinton Hunter, 49, entered the facility and allegedly shot Ian Greenfield, 59, at close range.
EPD said they believe that Hunter was angry over Greenfield’s relationship with Hunter’s ex-girlfriend, Erica Hoffman, 33. After the first shooting, other people in the meeting were able to get out, but Hunter had allegedly prevented Hoffman from leaving which became a hostage situation.
EPD tried to make contact with Hunter but were unsuccessful, so they utilized their SWAT team, according to WFTV. EPD and SWAT made their way through the back of the building. When they got inside, they found Greenfield, Hoffman and Hunter dead in the meeting room.
According to EPD, Greenfield and Hoffman both had cuts and gunshot wounds. Hunter appeared to investigators to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police are calling the incident a double murder-suicide, according to WFTV. Police told WFTV that Hunter had multiple arrests and criminal charges out of Missouri, which included transportation of firearms interstate by a felon, felon possession of a firearm, a probation violation and another weapon charge.
No one else was injured. The investigation is ongoing., and EPD detectives are working with the state attorney’s Homicide Investigations Unit. No further information has been released.
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