Haines City man, accused of killing 6 year old and two others, turns himself in

Police say the man fled after shooting the three at an apartment complex Friday night and had been the subject of a search that tracked him 200 miles away near Fort Lauderdale.
Ernst Cherizard, 38, killed two women and a 6-year-old girl in Haines City on Friday, police say. [Haines City Police Department]
Ernst Cherizard, 38, killed two women and a 6-year-old girl in Haines City on Friday, police say. [Haines City Police Department]
Published April 14
Updated April 14

HAINES CITY — The suspect in the fatal shootings of a 6-year-old Florida girl, her mother and aunt has surrendered after a statewide manhunt.

Haines City Police told reporters that 38-year-old Ernst Cherizard turned himself in Sunday. He is accused of killing Elizabelle Frenel, her 23-year-old mother, Eli Normil, and 48-year-old aunt Nicole Guillume. Police say he fled after shooting the three at an apartment complex Friday night and had been the subject search that tracked him 200 miles away near Fort Lauderdale.

Police say Cherizard had been in a relationship with Normil.

Police said Cherizard apologized on Facebook hours after the shooting, but Chief James Elensky called him “a monster.”

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