Escambia Man Gets Three Life Sentences For Shooting At Deputies

November 6, 2018

An Escambia County man will spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting at Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies.

Russell Lee Enfinger was sentenced to three consecutive life  sentences on three counts of attempted first-degree premeditated murder. These life sentences are mandatory without any possibility of parole.

On November 24, 2017, deputies from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Holly Street in reference to an anonymous phone call about a subject with an outstanding warrant. The homeowner gave the deputies permission to search that location and they encountered Enfinger sleeping in a back storage area.

After the deputies spoke with  Enfinger, he pulled a handgun and pointed it at them. The deputies exited the shed and ran for cover in the backyard, seeking refuge behind a cabinet. Enfinger exited the shed and fired numerous shots at two of the deputies, striking the cabinet multiple times and narrowly missing the deputies.The deputies briefly returned fire before retreating to seek cover.

Enfinger fled the scene by jumping a fence that led into an alleyway where he was ordered to stop by another deputy. Enfinger fired one round at the deputy before his gun jammed and fled over another fence.

He was later found hiding behind a dumpster at a nearby Taco Bell where he was discovered to still be in possession of the firearm. Enfinger suffered a single gunshot wound andwas taken into custody without further incident.

Pictured: The scene at a Taco Bell on Nine Mile Road following  deputy involved shooting last November. File photo for, click to enlarge.


6 Responses to “Escambia Man Gets Three Life Sentences For Shooting At Deputies”

  1. Trocarman on November 7th, 2018 6:16 am

    Good riddance. Great job law enforcement in sending the thug to prison.

  2. Nana of 16 on November 6th, 2018 12:39 pm

    THANK YOU to the person who called and reported his location in the beginning. THANK YOU to the Law Enforcement Officers, who put their lives on the line to apprehend him.
    THANK YOU to the Judge who put him away.

  3. Charlotte Bates on November 6th, 2018 10:12 am

    Glad he is going away for life. I hate the fact, as a tax payer, that we the people will have to pay for his housing, medical, food, cable, or even an education, if he wants it, but would rather do that then for him to be out and kill someone. Especially a police person. God bless the police, as I support them 100%.

  4. elmerpsuggins on November 6th, 2018 7:24 am

    What took so long to sentence the Idiot ? He should have received the death penalty
    He was going to kill 3 police officers I say automatic death

  5. Southbound on November 6th, 2018 4:34 am

    Looking at the bandage on his neck, they almost got him.

  6. Stumpknocker on November 6th, 2018 12:52 am

    What an absolutely piece of garbage, attempting to take away one or more of our Deputies from their family. I’m great full all of our brave law enforcement officers all went home that night to their families . You know it’s one thing to go to forgeion soil and be shot at by a known enemy to being shot at by one of the citizens you’ve taken an oath not only to serve but also put yourself between them and danger and do it day after day. They face people that would make most run and hide only to call 911.

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