Deputy Shoots Home Invasion Suspect After Homeowner Is Shot

December 31, 2016

An armed home invasion in Escambia County led to a deputy shooting a suspect overnight.

The home invasion occurred about 1 a.m. Saturday on Talladega Trail off Mobile Highway. Before deputies arrived, the suspect and a homeowner exchanged gunfire, wounding the homeowner.

When deputies arrived on scene, the suspected home invader  pointed his gun at them, forcing an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputy to fire their service weapon.

Both the homeowner and suspect were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The officer involved shooting is under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as is standard procedure.

Further details have not yet been released by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.


One Response to “Deputy Shoots Home Invasion Suspect After Homeowner Is Shot”

  1. jeeperman on December 31st, 2016 11:07 am

    It is very difficult to shoot straight when the adrenaline is running.
    Too bad because the invader should be dead.

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