Florida: Man Shot After Throwing Fire Bomb at Deputies

Submitted by mhochberg on Fri, 08/04/2017 - 00:00

TRIPwire, 3 August 2017, 0730


On 2 August 2017 deputies from the Holmes County Sheriff’s Officer responded to calls about a domestic disturbance at a private residence in Westville, Florida. After making initial contact with a male suspect, the man threw an incendiary device at the deputies and retreated into the house, where he armed himself, broke out a window, and opened fired on the deputies. The officers returned fire, hitting the suspect at least once. The suspect was arrested without further incident.