POLK COUNTY, Fla. - Troubling signs emerged Monday night regarding two Polk County teenagers accused of murdering a Windermere police officer over the weekend.
Brandon Goode, 17, and his girlfriend, Alexandria Hollinghurst, 18, reportedly took their own lives after gunning down Officer Robert German.
"That guy, he was involved in some bad stuff," said Dominick, an acquaintance of the couple.
In 2012, at the age of 16, arrest records shows Goode was accused of threatening his mother while holding an ax. The report detailed how Goode's mother found him with his face painted black and multiple windows in their home covered in blankets.
Police said Goode pinned his mother between a table and wall while demanding she accept his father's divorce settlement offer.
He also has a misdemeanor arrest for possession of marijuana and underage drinking.
Little is known about Hollinghurst. Friends simply described her as intelligent quiet.
Just 24 hours before the triple shooting, police spotted Goode in a Walgreen's parking lot with Hollinghurst.
The duo had been reported to police as missing days earlier.
"They were entered into the system, so if someone ran their names they would see they were missing, endangered and suicidal," said Jane Watrel, spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Police said they tried pulling the couple over but that's when Goode gunned the car, almost hitting an officer and a family.
"Our detectives are trying to piece together a timeline, a mindset to figure out what led to this tragic series of events," Watrel said.
The only clues police have are suicide notes the teens reportedly left behind at their homes.
Attempts to contact either teen's family were unsuccessful.
German, 31, is the first Windermere officer to die in the line of duty.