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Concerns that Fla. triple shooting suspect was heading to Mass. allayed after arrest in La.

A man suspected in a triple shooting in Florida was arrested at a Louisiana motel, possibly on his way to Framingham to harm a corporate executive at Cumberland Farms, his former employer, authorities said Wednesday morning.

Kevin Satterfield, 55, of Kissimmee, Fla., surrendered to authorities at a Motel 8 in Opelousas, La. around 1 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. The US Marshals Service’s violent offender task force assisted the Opelousas police SWAT team and local sheriff’s office in making the arrest.

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David Procopio, spokesman for the Massachusetts State Police, said Satterfield reportedly said he planned to travel to Cumberland Farms’ headquarters in Framingham to harm an executive.

However, Procopio said, there was no evidence Tuesday night that Satterfield was en route to Massachusetts. A Framingham police spokesman said officers had stepped up patrols around the area.

Satterfield is suspected in the pre-dawn fatal shootings Tuesday of his wife, Vicki, 53, and his daughter’s boyfriend, Christian Martinez, 27, inside the family home, according to the sheriff’s office.

Satterfield also allegedly shot his 21-year-old daughter, who was eight months pregnant, authorities said.

His daughter, identified by Florida media outlets as Heather Satterfield, was airlifted to an Orlando hospital and gave birth to her daughter after having an emergency caesarean section, according to Twis Lizasuain, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.

Authorities have not formally identified Heather Satterfield.

Lizasuain said the newborn child did not suffer any permanent injuries from the shooting, and that Heather Satterfield is expected to recover from her injuries.

Martinez’s ex-girlfriend, that woman’s daughter and Heather Satterfield’s older child also live in the home and were present at the time of the shooting but were unharmed, according to Lizasuain.

She said authorities were investigating what touched off the triple shooting.

Kevin Satterfield has no criminal record, Lizasuain said, and detectives have learned that he was a former Cumberland Farms employee.

Colin A. Young can be reached at
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