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Officer Matthew Baxter (left) and Officer Sam Howard (right) died after shooting in Kissimmee, Florida.

A Florida judge denied bond for the suspect in the fatal shootings of two police officers


Updated August 20, 2017 12:48 PM EDT

The suspect in the fatal shooting of two police officers in Kissimmee, Florida, was denied bond on Sunday.

Everett Miller wore handcuffs and shackles in his first hearing, which lasted a minute and a half. The judge added that there is probable cause for his first-degree murder charge.

The 45-year-old suspect is also facing charges of resisting arrest and carrying a concealed weapon.

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This undated photo from the Kissimmee Police Department shows Everett Glenn Miller. Police said Miller is a suspect in the Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 shootings of Officers Sam Howard and Matthew Baxter. (Kissimmee Police Department/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Updated August 19, 2017 03:55 PM EDT

A second Florida police officer died Saturday afternoon from wounds sustained in an overnight shooting, according to the Kissimmee Police Department.

Sgt. Richard "Sam" Howard died less than a day after Officer Matthew Baxter, who died at the scene of the shooting.

Officers haven't said whether the suspect, Everett Miller, will face an additional first-degree murder charge in connection with Howard's death.

“I am so proud of the sworn and civilian members of our department by acting quickly to identify the suspect and bring him to justice. We will mourn over the next few days….we will get through this and we love them for what they do,” said Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell.

Updated August 19, 2017 09:40 AM EDT

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Florida police officer. Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O'Dell said Everett Miller faces a charge of first-degree murder for the killing of Officer Matthew Baxter and could face other charges for the wounding of Officer Sam Howard.

Sheriff's deputies were later able to track Miller down at a bar. When they approached him, Miller started reaching toward his waistband. O'Dell said that's when deputies tackled him and took him into custody. Officers found a handgun and a revolver on him.

O'Dell added that Miller would be taken to jail wearing the fallen officer's handcuffs. Officers originally said they believed there were four suspects, but Saturday morning O'Dell said no other arrests are anticipated.

One police officer was killed and three others were wounded in overnight shootings in two separate Florida cities.

The first shooting happened in Kissimmee, Florida, which is located just south of Orlando. In that incident, officers Sam Howard and Matthew Baxter were responding to suspected drug activity when they were shot, Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O'Dell said at a news conference. They did not have the chance to return fire.

O'Dell added that it looks as though the officers may have been ambushed.

Baxter, a three-year veteran of the department, died at the hospital and Howard, a 10-year veteran, was listed in serious condition, O'Dell said.

In a separate shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, police responded to reports of an attempted suicide at a home where three other people were thought to be in danger, Sheriff's Office Director Mike Bruno said.

When a team of officers heard shots ring out from inside the home, they feared it may turn into "an active shooter situation" and approached. Bruno said the suspect came out firing a high-powered rifle and was shot and killed. Two officers were wounded when exchanging fire with the suspect. The three other people inside the home were safe, Bruno said.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott tweeted Friday night saying, "we stand with ALL law enforcement in Florida."

By the time O'Dell held his press conference outside the hospital where both Kissimmee officers were transported, reports of the Jacksonville shooting had already surfaced.

"It's a tough time for law enforcement," O'Dell said of those reports. "It's getting tough to do the job."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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