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Markeith Loyd

Markeith Loyd

Loyd on Facebook.

Loyd on Facebook.

Loyd standing next to a truck.

Loyd standing next to a truck.

Markeith DaMangzlo Loyd (born October 8, 1975) is an convict from Orlando, Florida. He is known for allegedly murdering his pregnant girlfriend, Sade Dixon, her unborn baby, and a police officer, Debra Clayton. He has had numerous run-ins with the law. A second officer, Deputy Norm Lewis, was killed in a traffic collision during the manhunt for Loyd.

On December 16, 2016, Markeith Loyd was wanted for the shooting of his ex-girlfriend who was pregnant at the time of her death.

Loyd is a fan of the song Bad and Boujee by Migos and Lil Uzi Vert. He would often post about him receiving a Ballcuzzi from his girlfriend.

People in his neighborhood don't believe that he was the one who shot his girlfriend, but after becoming a fugitive for the death of a female police officer, they are starting to believe that he's the killer.

On his Facebook, Loyd proclaims that he keeps it real, "I'm going to keep it 1,000... I wear no mask, what you is what you get". He believes in pure honesty from human beings.

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Loyd wanted by Orlando Police Department.

Loyd wanted by Orlando Police Department.

On the morning of Monday, January 9, 2017, at around 7:15 a.m., Markeith was at a Walmart wearing a security uniform when he was identified by another shopper. A police officer, Debra Clayton, who was putting away bags in the vehicle she drove was approached by a costumer who revealed to her that Markeith was a fugitive on the run.

The police officer attempted to apprehend him when Markeith pulled out his gun and shot her nine times. Markeith then fled the scene as police back up were arriving. He took off on foot. He was later seen inside a Red Honda civic.

Dozens of police vehicles descended on the area around the intersection of Pine Hills Road and North Lane, just south of Royal Oaks and Pineview apartments on a report of an officer-involved shooting.

There were more than 50 units near the the vicinity of the street block where Markeith's aparment complex is located.

Police offiers also conducted Roadblocks and searches.

They threw everything possible to find the suspect.

People in the neighborhood locked their doors until police officers cleared them.

The following schools were on lockdown as a result of the shooting:

  1. Gateway School 2. Evans High School 3.

Pine Hills Elementary School 4.

Meadowbrook Middle School 5.

Positive Pathways 6.

Orange Center 7.

Rolling Hills Elementary School 8.

Lockhart Middle School 9.

Lockhart Elementary School 10.

Acceleration Academy West 11.

Esteem Academy 12.

Orange Virtual School 13.

Lake Silver Elementary School

Markeith Loyd was on the run for 9 days. All Police Officers in the Orlando area were alert. Cops headed eastbound after attending to Markeith's residence.

He reportedly shot at a sheriff's deputy vehicle and got away after a car jacking.

An officer on motorcycle involved in the search was killed when a van turned in front of him.

A $100,000 reward was offered for information leading to his arrest.

The manhunt extended beyond the state of Florida.

He was also added to the FBI's most wanted.


On January 11, 2017, his niece Lakensha Smith-Loyd and ex-girlfriend, Jameis Slaughter were arrested for assisting in his hiding as well as aiding him with money.

His former boss, Zarghee Mayan was also arrested.


On January 17, 2017, Loyd was captured.

He was arrested in Debra Clayton's handcuffs.

Officers located Loyd at about 7:00 p.m. in an abandoned house at 1157 Lescot Lane near Raleigh Street.

He had $200.00 in cash on him at the time of his arrest.

Investigators had been tapping Loyd’s phone.

Loyd had started texting people and investigators were able to zero in on him through pings.


On October 23, 2019, Markeith Loyd was sentenced to life in prison. A Florida jury unanimously voted not to recommend the death penalty for him. He was convicted of first-degree murder, first-degree murder of an unborn child and attempted first-degree murder, along with two counts of attempted felony murder.[58][59]


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Jan 10, 2017, 1:31 AM
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Jan 14, 2017, 1:20 AM
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Jan 11, 2017, 7:23 AM
Citation Linkywqaugeunhowzrcj.public.blob.vercel-storage.comVideo: Loyd tells reporters that the police beat him up
Jan 18, 2017, 1:24 AM
Citation Linkwftv.comArrested in fallen officer's handcuffs
Jan 19, 2017, 1:42 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comIn custody
Jan 18, 2017, 1:03 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comHe enjoyed getting a Ballcuzzifrom his girlfriend
Jan 12, 2017, 2:18 AM
Citation Linkorlandosentinel.comCharges
Jan 19, 2017, 1:38 AM
Citation Linkfacebook.comFacebookof Markeith Loyd.
Jan 9, 2017, 2:31 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comHis face covered in blood
Jan 18, 2017, 1:05 AM
Citation Linkwftv.comArticle about the incident.
Jan 9, 2017, 2:33 PM
Citation Linkywqaugeunhowzrcj.public.blob.vercel-storage.comSelfie of Markeith that shows his grills.
Jan 9, 2017, 2:34 PM
Citation Linkmynews13.comAnother news story.
Jan 9, 2017, 2:39 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comMarkeith in custody
Jan 18, 2017, 5:27 AM
Citation Linkwesh.comAnother reporting about the incident.
Jan 9, 2017, 2:40 PM
Citation Linktwitter.comTweet of Orlando Police Departmentconfirming that Markeith is their main suspect.
Jan 9, 2017, 2:41 PM
Citation Linkorlandosentinel.comHe's a wanted man.
Jan 9, 2017, 2:46 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.com$60,000 reward
Jan 10, 2017, 1:22 AM
Citation Linkbailbondcity.comRecords as an inmate.
Jan 9, 2017, 2:46 PM
Citation Linkywqaugeunhowzrcj.public.blob.vercel-storage.comLoyd takes a selfie of his muscles.[8]
Jan 9, 2017, 2:58 PM