Florida child porn suspect kills self after officers remove 2 kids from his car, police say

A suspect in a child pornography case shot and killed himself Wednesday after police stopped his car and removed two children from inside, according to the Kissimmee Police Department in Florida.

Officers said they attempted to pull the man over around 6:30 p.m. near John Young Parkway and West Emmett Street because they recognized him as a suspect in a child pornography case. Police said they didn't know at the time that he had children in the car.

The man, who was later identified as 48-year-old Luis Valentin, had "two small children" inside the vehicle who were removed safely before the shooting, officers said.

"That's chilling right there," said resident John Martinez. "It's sad to see something like that happen, you know."

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Officials said no one else was injured.

Ana Valentin told WFTV that she's the ex-wife of the suspect and was on the scene when he took his own life.

"He always said that before he would be in jail that he would kill himself," Valentin said.

One officer who was responding to the incident was involved in a one-vehicle crash, police said.

A Kissimmee police cruiser was seen upside down in the roadway near the shooting.

Officials said the officer was able to walk away from the damaged police cruiser and is not injured.

Officers said they are actively investigating this shooting and no other information was released.

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