Two men and a woman are dead following an apparent double homicide and suicide at an apartment complex near campus, according to Temple Terrace Police.
“We do not believe they were associated with USF,” Temple Terrace Police spokesman Michael Dunn said.
The three people died of gunshot wounds at The Preserve apartments on Fletcher Avenue near Interstate 75. According to police, the incident occurred at 10:11 p.m. on Wednesday, just after neighbors reported hearing loud yelling followed by multiple gunshots from apartment 926.
“Off-duty police officer Todd Lyons of the Temple Terrace Police Department happened to be in the vicinity and also heard shots,” a police report stated. “Lyons responded to where he heard the gunfire. He saw a man holding a gun, identified himself as a police officer and yelled, ‘Stop! Police!'”
The gunman, 22-year-old Corey Crandall, then went back into the apartment where he shot himself, according to police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Tony Keller, 51, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was also pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Karmen Anderson, 23, was pronounced dead more than an hour later at University Community Hospital. She suffered gun shot wounds to the head.
According to police, all three were from Vermont and did not have any affiliation with USF.
Police are still investigating possible motives and are continuing to look into the matter, Dunn said.
An employee from The Preserve said Thursday afternoon she wasn’t sure what percentage of the complex’s residents are USF students.