Thursday, March 06, 2014

Deputies Involved In Shooting Suspect - Placed On Leave By Sheriff

Suspect Carrying Guns Faces Off  With Deputies

LABELLE, FL. -- On March 5, 2014 at approximately 10:50 pm, deputies were enroute to a residence off E Road in LaBelle, Florida attempting to locate the suspect of a battery that had occurred earlier.

While deputies were in the area of the suspects home, they encountered him in the road way, and he had in his possession two firearms. It was reported earlier by the victim that the suspect told her he was not going to jail. The suspect turned to the deputies with the firearms at which time deputies fired on the suspect,

The deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

The victim 's name has not yet been released pending notification of family members. The Sheriff's office did not release the names of the deputies involved in the shooting.

This case is now being investigated by The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sebring Office.

Update: The suspect has died after being transported to Lee Memorial Hospital, and now identified as 23 year old Eddy Barrios of LaBelle. The deputies involved in the shooting were R. Leverenz, S,. Harrynarine, M. Yeomans, and H. Kearns, all now on administrative leave.

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