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A British teenager and her American boyfriend are suspected of having shot dead a policeman before killing themselves, police in Florida (external - login to view) have said.

Alex Hollinghurst, 17, and Brandon Goode, 18, were both found dead on Saturday having apparently taken their own lives, according to the Orange County sheriff's office. Their bodies were discovered after a 31-year-old police officer, Robert German, was shot dead nearby by a man and a woman.

Sheriff Jerry Demings said that German stopped the pair in the early hours of the morning and called for backup. When colleagues arrived, they found German, who had been shot, and was pronounced dead soon afterwards.

Both Goode and Hollinghurst were later found dead in brush, the Orlando Sentinel reported.


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