ORLANDO, Fla. -- (WKMG) -- The man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer is in custody after a massive manhunt, according to the Orlando Police Department.
News of Markeith Loyd's arrested was announced on Twitter Tuesday night. A massive manhunt has been underway in Central Florida since Lt. Debra Clayton was fatally shot while trying to approach Loyd outside an Orlando Walmart on Jan. 9.
Loyd has been wanted since he was named as a suspect in the murder of his ex-girlfriend, 24-year-old Sade Dixon, in Pine Hills on Dec. 13.
Police did not immediately provide details on how Loyd was arrested, but Orlando Police Chief John Mina tweeted that they used Clayton's handcuffs to arrest him.
The news comes after Mina held a news conference Tuesday afternoon saying that Loyd may have shaved his head to change his appearance. With that announcement, officials released a digitally altered photograph of Loyd without his hair.