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Hostage standoff at Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Florida leaves three dead in murder-suicide

A hostage situation at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Florida ended with three people dead in an apparent murder-suicide.  Police responded to a report that a person was shot at Bridge the Gap, a non-profit organization, on Monday at approximately 7:00 p.m. in Edgewater, Florida. Bridge the Gap was hosting a Narcotics Anonymous meeting at the time.

According to the Edgewater Police Department, Quinton Hunter, the suspect, entered the building after the meeting started and shot Ian Greenfield at close proximity, “mortally wounding him.”  Police shared in a statement: “At this time we believe Quinton Hunter was angry over a relationship Greenfield had with Hunter’s former girlfriend, Erica Hoffman, the second victim in this case.”

20 people were in attendance at the NA meeting, and were able to flee the building safely.  Police said Hunter prevented Hoffman from leaving, turning the incident into a hostage situation. The Southeast Volusia Regional SWAT Team and Southeast Volusia Negotiations Team responded to the scene and attempted to contact Hunter to negotiate a resolution. Upon entering the building, SWAT discovered the bodies of Greenfield, Hoffman, and Hunter.

The Edgewater Police Department are continuing to investigate the incident along with the State Attorney Homicide Investigations Unit.

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