Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lake Nona, FL: Women found slain inside Lake Nona home ID'd

A man shot and killed his wife and his mother-in-law Sunday night while the couple's teen sons were inside their Lake Nona home, according to Orlando police.

Elmer Banner, 43, who was taken to a hospital after being shot by a SWAT team member, faces two counts of homicide in the deaths of Debra Banner, 46, and Carol Minich, 70.

According to Orlando police, officers went to a home in the 8400 block of Northlake Parkway just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police said Elmer Banner shot and killed the two women, exited the home and was then shot by the SWAT team. He is in stable condition, police said.

"It's incredible. I never imagined it happening. It's very sad," said neighbor Carlos Noguera.

"It's really sad this happened in such a tight community," said neighbor Tyler Israel.

The teen boys were not injured.

A motive for the killings has not been released.

Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.

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