Suspect Shot And Killed By Escambia Deputy In Cantonment
April 2, 2017
A suspect was shot and killed in a deputy involved shooting Saturday night in Cantonment.
At 6:45 p.m., Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a domestic violence call in the 2500 block of Southern Oaks Drive off West Roberts Road. The suspect fled on foot to the 900 block of Deniro Court. During the pursuit, he pulled a firearm and shot at deputies, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies then returned fire, killing the suspect. The deputies involved in the incident were not injured.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now investigating the incident. The deputies involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave, which is normal procedure in an officer-involved shooting.
Pictured: The scene of a fatal deputy-involved shooting Saturday night on Deniro Court in Cantonment. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.