A man accused of shooting his friend to death in the back and then stuffing the victim’s body into his car died in a Florida hospital Tuesday.
George Floyd, 52, of Pensacola, Florida, was arrested Friday on charges of murder and other charges in the death of David Smith, who was also a suspect in the slaying of two women.
Floyd was released from jail Saturday after posting $1 million bail.
His attorney said he has no prior criminal history.
The Palm Beach Post reported that the victim was David Smith.
The two women who were killed were the girlfriend of Smith’s sister and were last seen alive in the parking lot of a gas station near his home in March.
Police believe Floyd drove to the gas station and drove to a nearby Walmart to kill the two women, who lived in a different house.
They were found at about 8:45 p.m. and were found on the side of the road, the Post reported.
Smith’s family told WKMG that they believe Floyd was a drug dealer and had been in the area since 2013.
The Post reported Floyd was being held at the Orange County Jail on $50,000 bail.
Smith, 40, was the daughter of a police officer who had been assigned to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
He was killed after an argument in the street.
The couple’s mother, Debra Smith, said the couple was married for four years and had three children.
She called the incident “a tragic end.”
Floyd, a registered nurse, was working as a nurse practitioner in Florida when he allegedly shot and killed Smith, according to the state attorney’s office.
Police say the two were arguing over a parking space at the Walmart and that Smith pulled a handgun and began firing, hitting Floyd in the face.
Floyd then drove to an apartment complex where Smith was living, and then returned to the Walmart to buy drugs, police said.
After the argument ended, Smith went inside the apartment complex to use the restroom, but Floyd fired back at him and struck Smith twice in the head, authorities said.
Police said Floyd went to the apartment to buy more drugs, but Smith went back outside, where he was shot again and died.
Smith was an officer for the Orange Beach Police Department for two years.
He is survived by his wife, Debrah Smith, a retired teacher, and their children, ages 2 and 11.
Smith worked as a paramedic for the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Department for more than 20 years.
She is survived and loved ones by his sister, who has been with him since he was a toddler.
A memorial service will be held at 9:00 a.m., the Palm Bay Post reported, and the Florida Highway Patrol is providing additional security for the funeral.
The news conference is being held outside the Orange Police Department in West Palm Beach.
The department was founded in the early 1990s, and it was renamed after Smith.
Smith is survived as well by his mother, Deborah Smith, his stepfather, and three children, who are now ages 6, 10 and 14.
Read more: The Associated Press contributed to this report.