Henry Ramone Brown, 30, reportedly was waiting for his estranged wife in the trunk of her car outside a Sanford Chili’s at about 10 p.m. Sunday.
When Chericia Brown, 31, came out of the Lake Mary Boulevard restaurant, Henry Brown jumped out and stabbed her several times, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dennis Lemma said.
He dumped the woman’s body in the bushes outside the restaurant and ran to the rear of the building and got into his vehicle, Leema said.
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A few minutes later, Henry Brown drove around the building and ran over his wife and two people assisting her, Leema said.
The two individuals assisting the woman were medical professionals who were dining at the restaurant, Leema said.
They were taken to the hospital, where one was released and the other was listed in stable condition, he said.
Brown then drove to an apartment complex in Altamonte Springs, changed vehicles and picked up his two children, aged 1 and 4, from a babysitter, investigators said.
He drove to the Central Florida Regional Hospital, arriving at about 12:25 a.m., in an attempt to locate his wife but was recognized by deputies, Leema said.
Brown opened fire on deputies and security personnel at the hospital, Leema said.
Deputies returned fire, but the man reportedly was able to make it back to his truck and drive away.
His vehicle was quickly located by deputies, who were able to disable the truck.
When deputies approached at the vehicle, they found Brown had killed the two children and then himself, Leema said.
It was not clear when the children were killed, the Sheriff’s Office said.
An investigation into the killings is ongoing.
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