ORANGE COUNTY, FL (WWAY) — He was wanted for murder here in our area. Tonight a suspect is dead in Florida. It all went down at an Orlando motel during a standoff with police this afternoon.
US Marshals and Orange County deputies say 25-year-old Dwayne Moore died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Investigators say they evacuated the hotel after shots were fired from inside Moore’s room.
Moore was wanted for attempted murder after he shot his girlfriend in the chest this week in Wilmington. He was also the suspect in the 2009 murder of Tiffany Dawkins in Pender County.
“I can say this was a different situation than previous incidents, where this was not an interview,” US Marshal Frank Chiumento said after the stand-off ended. “We had information that we believed he was in this room, and we approached it not as an interview, but as a situation where we were going to apprehend a violent felon.”
Investigators say Moore checked into the Palace Hotel Wednesday just one day after Wilmington Police say he shot his girlfriend Kayla Floyd.
Wilmington Police says they’ve been working around the clock with US Marshals to track down Moore since he shot Floyd multiple times and then stole her car.
Floyd was last listed in stable condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.