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Zellwood Pastor accidentally shoots his wife


Last night at approximately 8:00 PM, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an Aggravated Battery with a Firearm call at Winifred Road in Zellwood.

Darrell and Katie Reid Darrell and Katie Reid

Dr. Darrell Reid, 63 of Zellwood, called 911 and reported that he accidentally shot his wife Katie Reid, 62 of Zellwood, while cleaning his firearm. Orange County Fire/Rescue units were first on the scene and treated Mrs. Reid for an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Mrs. Reid was transported to Florida Hospital-Apopka with life threatening injuries. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Dr. Reid is the Lead Pastor and founder of Happy Hill Ministries in Zellwood. He retired from the US Army with a rank of Master Sergeant. Mrs. Reid was also a Pastor at Happy Hill Ministries.

According to a spokesperson for The Orange County Sheriff's Office, this is an active and open investigation being conducted by Homicide detectives. No arrests have been made. No other details are known at this time.

The Apopka Voice will update this story as more details are known.


Darrell Reid, Orange County Sheriff's Office, Zellwood Pastor


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