Third Victim Dies Following Violent Attack At A Davenport Home

DAVENPORT, Fla. (October 4, 2021) — Authorities said Sunday a third victim has died following a violent attack where an angry electrician wielding a knife and baseball bat killed three co-workers and injured another at the Florida home they shared.

Polk County Sheriff’s officials said electrician Shaun Runyon got into the argument with his supervisor Friday, punching the man and fleeing the job site. He returned to the Davenport home he where he was temporarily living with his co-workers Saturday and beat one man to death while he slept, killed another man on the front porch and chased another victim into the street, beating him badly with a bat, Sheriff Grady Judd said.  There were seven people inside of the residence and seven people attacked.

A fourth victim suffered critical injuries and later died at the hospital. Another man, his wife and their 7-year-old daughter escaped unharmed. Authorities did not release the identifies of the victims. 

Runyon and seven co-workers and their families were living at the home rented by J & B Electric, Inc. Phone calls and emails to the company were not returned Sunday.

There was a manhunt that took place to locate the attacker, who escaped to Florida. The attacker escaped to Lake Wales, Florida and alleged that he had been raped.  He was taken to a local hospital where he was arrested by Davenport Police.  He later confessed to the attack.

The attacker has a criminal record in Pennsylvania involving a strangulation.

There is no known motive.


Source: AP News wrote the original article.

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