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Published December 03 2010

Disney town sees death for 2nd time in week

CELEBRATION, Fla. — Just days after reporting its first homicide, the town Disney built is investigating another death. This time, a man killed himself after shooting at deputies.

Craig Foushee, 52, barricaded himself in a home Thursday for more than 14 hours, according to an Osceola County Sheriff's Office report. He shot at deputies several times, but deputies never returned fire because they couldn't get a clear shot. No deputies were injured.

Police entered the home early Friday and found him dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Twis Lizasuain said there was no connection between Foushee and Matteo Patrick Giovanditto, who was found slain in a condominium Tuesday. That homicide was the first for Disney's master-planned, picture-perfect central Florida community with 11,000 residents.

Giovanditto lived alone with his Chihuahua and had been slain over the long Thanksgiving weekend, authorities said. Neighbors hadn't seen him for days, so they filed a missing person's report, then went into his condo a day later and found him.

Details were still emerging in the second death, but a man with Foushee's name and address was listed as the owner of a security business, Reliant Protection Group, that dissolved in September, according to online records from the Florida Division of Corporations.

Internet postings from a man beleived to be Foushee indicated he had three daughters but had divorced.

A Facebook profile with Foushee's name and the hometown of Celebration, Fla., showed him describing his daughters as "my treasures." In April, he posted that he "went from being married to single."

Photos also depict men at a firing range and doing what Foushee described as "convoy/motorcase IED-scenario training." One photo has the caption: "Dept. of Defense Pre-Ddeployment Tactical Training."

A LinkedIn profile said Foushee was a pilot for American Airlines for nearly 20 years and an Air Force pilot.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.