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, click to enlarge.


17 Responses to “Suspect Shot And Killed By Escambia Deputy In Cantonment”

  1. A friend on May 5th, 2017 4:32 am

    I knew the gentleman shot, he was a family man first! We are all God’s creation and no one deserves going out this way. He was wrong for firing at the cops but a none lethal shot could and would have handled the situation. Good people make bad choices, his little girl who may grow up and read your comments about her daddy one day! Think before you judge others, God does not like ugly!! Bless to all that took the time to read my love to a friend that will be missed.

  2. Kenneth buie hillard on April 4th, 2017 6:15 am

    The individual who lost his life due to domestic problems was not in his right state of mind and presence of LE on scene caused this individual to under perform as a human making a negative decision on his part.did the domestic problem involve mind altering chemicals?

  3. Tony Hampton on April 4th, 2017 3:17 am

    HA…A leg shot??? Pathetic response from a liberal. Someone pulls out a gun and shoots at the police, all bets are off. It’s unfortunate but he said he didn’t want to go back to prison so he got his wish.

  4. Dnax on April 3rd, 2017 11:49 pm

    Anonymous, surely you can not be serious? If you point or fire a gun at another person, LEO or civilian, you are threatening their life. If that person also has a gun, you can expect nothing less than to be shot yourself. No one aims for a leg or a shoulder. They are going to fire until they stop you. Center mass equals end of threat. It’s terrible that this man lost his life. I offer my condolences to his family. It’s equally terrible for the LEO’S who responded to this call and had to take a life. My thoughts are with you.

  5. not today on April 3rd, 2017 6:19 pm

    Actually, it is mostly the officer that files the domestic injunction and the victim does not pursue it and then it is dismissed in court.

  6. Jim on April 3rd, 2017 12:39 pm

    @Broke Judicial System : A BV Injunction is only a piece of paper, and only as effective as there are those willing to abide by it.

  7. Mr reality on April 3rd, 2017 11:42 am

    Thank you deputies! Keep protecting us!

  8. Anonymous on April 3rd, 2017 8:28 am

    And you guys don’t think this could have turned out any better?? What if that had been your brother, cousin, uncle, nephew, or someone in your family?? All you worry about are the law enforcement officers?? Sure he made a bad decision, but wouldn’t a leg shot to take him down have been a better solution allowing him to live and face justice instead of taking the man’s life been a better outcome??

  9. Broke Judicial System on April 3rd, 2017 8:15 am

    When domestic violence gets to this point I can only imagine the spouse filed a Domestic violence injunction and it was denied by a certain judge that is known in the legal realm not to grant the injunction. I wish we knew the name of the the spouse to see if she had filed for a DVI and itv was denied byv the judge I’m referring to

  10. Howie on April 2nd, 2017 2:44 pm

    “For the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out”
    Proverbs 24:20

    That’s exactly what happened. You thrust yourself upon law enforcement, and you take a big chance in losing your life. Not only yours, but taking the life of a innocent person just doing their job.

    Good Job Law Enforcement !

  11. Phillip on April 2nd, 2017 11:52 am

    The winner is society. We do not need a domestic violence committing, law enforcement officer fleeing person around. It doesn’t take all kinds for this world to go around.

  12. Ted Hayes on April 2nd, 2017 9:35 am

    Glad deputies are safe.

  13. Cuz (Danny Hall) on April 2nd, 2017 7:54 am

    GO AHEAD . . . MAKE MY DAY !

  14. Jim on April 2nd, 2017 7:36 am

    Glad that no Law Enforcement Officers were hurt. My wife and I were sitting on our patio a mile away and heard the shots and a horde of sirens a few moments later. Sad that things had to escalate like that. A moment of emotionm that would pass becomes a permanent result. Praying for the officers involved, and for their families and loved ones, and those of the dead suspect as well. There aren’t any winners here.

  15. Rick on April 1st, 2017 10:29 pm

    Don’t start none, won’t be none.

    Suicide by cop.

  16. Obodabo on April 1st, 2017 9:50 pm

    I was two blocks away.there was 15 or 16 shots fired rapidly,training says shoot till threat is gone

  17. Weave on April 1st, 2017 9:34 pm

    Just went through there heading home. Lots of blue lights and crime scene tape, and shocked neighbors or family members standing in the street with their mouths still agape. Live by the sword, die by the sword.

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