DAILYKENN.com -- Two men were beaten to death with a baseball bat during a home invasion. A woman was seriously injured in the attack. A ten-year-old boy managed to hide during the ordeal.
Arrested is 34-year-old Ezekiel Hopkins.
Apparently, Hopkins crashed his vehicle through the entrance of a gated community in Windermere, Fla. before crashing into a tree near the home he invaded.
Hopkins allegedly attacked and killed resident John Savey outside the home with a baseball bat. He then attacked John Savey's wife Lisa Savey inside the home, but she survived with serious injuries. The couple's 30-year-old son, James Savey, was then beaten to death, apparently with the same baseball bat.
Reports say the couple's ten-year-old grandson and nephew to James phoned police to report the invasion.
Hopkins has a criminal history involving domestic violence, reports say.
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During a press conference on Friday, Chief David Ogden said that Hopkins tried to steal a pickup truck from the residence following the crash and one of the homeowners confronted him.Man accused of fatally beating 2, injuring woman with baseball bat during Windermere home burglary
According to Ogden, Hopkins was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with one of the male victims outside the home, before going inside to attack the other two.
The child was unharmed in the incident, according to police.
Ogden said during the press conference that he does not believe the family was specifically targeted.
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