Ezekiel Emanuel Hopkins
Ezekiel Emanuel Hopkins is a Florida man who is reportedly accused of fatally breaking onto the property of John and Lisa Savey’s Windermere home late Thursday by driving his vehicle into a gate at the entrance and beating the couple and their son, James, to death with a baseball bat, according to Windermere Police Chief David Ogden.
A 10-year-old boy hid in a bathroom during the attack and called police from a room nearby.
According to multiple reports, two men were killed while a woman was seriously injured in Windermere, Florida.
Ezekiel Hopkins Stealing a Car Parked Outside the Home
Ezekiel Emanuel Hopkins attempted to steal a vehicle parked outside John and Lisa Savey’s property when he was confronted by John Savey, according to local affiliate Fox 35 Orlando.
“He attacked John Savey, leaving him dead outside the residence. The defendant then went inside the residence and attacked Lisa Savey who had retreated into her home. The defendant also attacked John and Lisa Savey’s son, James Savey, leaving him dead inside the house”, Ogden said during a related press conference.
During the attack, the Saveys’ nephew, James, called 911 from a bathroom where he was told to hide by his grandmother, the outlet reported.
Ezekiel Emanuel Hopkins Found Unresponsive Inside Bathroom
After officers arrived, they found Ezekiel Emanuel Hopkins deceased in another bathroom after he drank bleach.
After he was taken to a nearby hospital, he was reportedly arrested and charged with charges of two counts of murder and a charge of aggravated battery, police said.
A police dispatcher kept the boy, who was not hurt, on the phone as he hid from Hopkins in a bathroom, Windermere police told the station.
John and Lisa Savey, both 61, were living with their son, James and grandson, 10-year-old James.