WINDERMERE, Fla. (WKMG) -- Two men were beaten to death and a woman was seriously injured late Thursday during an attack at a home in a gated Windermere community while a 10-year-old boy called authorities while hiding in a bathroom, police said.
Windermere Police said Ezekiel Emanuel Hopkins pushed the community’s gate open with his car, then tried to steal a car from the home when he was confronted by the homeowners, John and Lisa Savey.
Police said Hopkins attacked Savey and beat him to death with a baseball bat outside the home. Hopkins then went inside the home, where he beat Lisa Savey and her son, James Savey, who was killed, according to police. Lisa Savey was hospitalized with serious injuries, police said.
According to police, the boy, who lives at the home with his grandparents, called 911 to report a home burglary. The Winter Garden police dispatcher kept the boy on the phone while the child hid in a bathroom.
Officers found Hopkins in another bathroom in the home and arrested him. Hopkins was taken to Orlando Health Central Hospital because it appears he drank bleach and was not responsive, police said.
Hopkins faces two counts of murder and a charge of aggravated battery.