Former Battle Creek Police Lt. involved in tragic murder-suicide in Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida – A tragic incident occurred in Florida as former Battle Creek Police Lieutenant Ray Felix shot and killed his estranged wife, Jamie Felix, in front of their two children. The heartbreaking murder-suicide took place on March 29, 2024, leaving the community in shock.

Ray Felix, a 60-year-old man who previously served as a lieutenant with the Battle Creek Police Department, approached his family in disguise wielding a firearm. He forced Jamie Felix, 45, to send a concerning email to her coworkers, leading to a series of events that ended in tragedy.

According to the Port St. Lucie Police Department, Jamie Felix was at a business on US-1 in Port St. Lucie with her 17-year-old and 10-year-old sons when Ray approached them with a gun. He then coerced them into a red Nissan rental car where he confronted Jamie about their divorce, escalating the situation further.

Tragically, the situation escalated to violence, resulting in Jamie being shot multiple times outside a motel on Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. Police discovered Jamie deceased at the scene, with her two young sons unharmed but traumatized by the events that unfolded.

As officers closed in on Ray Felix, he turned the gun on himself, ending his own life. The 17-year-old and 10-year-old boys were safely recovered by law enforcement at the scene, spared from harm in the tragic ordeal.

The community is left mourning the loss of Jamie Felix, a former crime analyst with the Battle Creek Police Department, as they grapple with the aftermath of this devastating murder-suicide committed by a former law enforcement officer. The incident serves as a reminder of the far-reaching impact of domestic violence and the importance of addressing mental health and conflict resolution.