Man shoots, kills himself on John Young Wednesday night during child porn investigation

A section of John Young Parkway in Kissimmee was shut down Wednesday night when a man shot himself during a child pornography investigation.

According to a Kissimmee police department report, officers with the Kissimmee Police Department attempted to pull over Luis Valentin, 48, along John Young Parkway just north of Mabbette Street, at about 6:30 p.m.

Valentin was under investigation and faced several child pornography charges, according to a police department press release.

While attempting to make contact with Valentin in his vehicle, he took out a gun and pointed it at himself.

Officers then realized two of Valentin’s children, ages 7 and 11, were in the vehicle. Officers removed the children from the vehicle. However, following a brief period, Valentin shot and killed himself. No one else was injured in that incident.

While attempting to respond to the scene one officer was involved in a single car crash. The officer was able to walk away without injury.