Five Things to Know in Florida for July 27

RESPONSE TO PULSE SHOOTING COST $1.7 MILLION

Figures released Tuesday by the city of Orlando show the city’s expenses at under $600,000, with almost two-thirds of the costs from overtime outlays. More than a dozen other central Florida agencies spent a combined $1.1 million. The cost to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where most victims were treated, was $632,000.

DEPUTIES: BOY, 3, DIES AFTER SPENDING HOURS INSIDE HOT CAR

Surveillance video showed the 3-year-old boy getting into a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in Navarre on Friday. Santa Rosa Sheriff’s officials say a resident found the boy about three hours later. He was taken to a hospital and placed on a ventilator, but died.

MIAMI POLICE HEADQUARTERS EVACUATED OVER SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE

The all-clear was given Tuesday less than two hours after the package was spotted outside the building about 10 a.m. The department tweeted out images of bomb squad members handling the situation and a video of a controlled explosion that officers used to neutralize the package.

3 CONVICTED IN STRING OF JEWELRY STORE HEISTS ACROSS SOUTH

Jurors took about four hours Monday to convict 36-year-old Lewis Jones III, 44-year-old Larry Gilmore and 47-year-old Michael Gilmore. Three Atlanta men were charged in the case after 25-year-old Abigail Kemp was arrested and told investigators she was recruited and trained to carry out robberies. She also claimed the three men sold more than $4 million in jewels to a buyer in Miami. Kemp pleaded guilty to the same charges and faces a life sentence.

POLICE: 2 FLORIDA MEN INJURED BY SHOTS FIRED INTO THE AIR

In a news release, Boynton Beach police said 25-year-old Julio Felix was sitting on his front porch Monday night when he heard gunshots. He went inside and realized he’d been shot in the buttocks. Later police were called to the hospital where 32-year-old Emanuel Austin was being treated for a stomach wound. He told authorities he heard shooting and started running. He said he felt a pain in his stomach but kept running.

 

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