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Suspect identified in fatal deputy-involved shooting

Posted at 6:33 AM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 11:15:27-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- An officer involved shooting Sunday night ended with a suspect dead in Englewood.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies say the shooting happened just after 8:00 p.m. in the 6200 block of Marcum Street in Englewood.

According to Sheriff Bill Prummell, deputies say they responded to the scene after they received a 911 call about a domestic disturbance at a home, during which threats were heard being made towards deputies.

When they arrived, a white male came out of the woods next to the home armed with two knives.  The suspect approached deputies despite orders to stop.  Deputies then opened fire on the suspect, who later died from his injuries.

The suspect has been identified as Jacob Taulbee.  He has no criminal record in Charlotte County, and a previous petty theft arrest in Wisconsin.

Sheriff Prummell would not take any questions from the media but said three deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on customary administrative leave.

The State Attorney's Office is participating in the investigation.