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Deputies shoot, kill armed man in Hendry County following barricade

Posted at 6:18 PM, May 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-17 11:51:27-04

UPDATE 5/17: An official statement from the Hendry County Sheriff's Office was issued Tuesday regarding the fatal shooting of a standoff subject.

HCSO says their deputies, along with Collier deputies, engaged the man in a 12-hour standoff before the man exited the building and opened fire on deputies.

Though HCSO confirms the man was fatally wounded and FDLE is still investigating, the identity of the man has yet to be released.

Our original reporting continues below:
The Collier County Sheriff's Office says an armed man was shot and killed by deputies on Sunday afternoon in Hendry County. The Sheriff's Office says the man shot at them before he was killed.

According to CCSO, it started as a call for a barricaded person in Hendry County, though it's not clear where it happened. Collier County resources were called in, including negotiators and other tactical teams. They spent hours trying to get the man to come out peacefully. CCSO says the man reportedly shot at deputies' equipment multiple times and took out a drone.

The Sheriff's Office says its armored vehicle's window was shot at by the barricaded man. They say a deputy was inside it and did not get hurt.

According to CCSO, the man left the building while firing at law enforcement. CCSO says they returned fire, killing the man.

It's not clear how many deputies were involved in the shooting.

The shooting is under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

“Our deputies put their lives on the line every day to keep everyone safe. I know what a tremendous sacrifice it is to do this. I support our members in their commitment to this honorable duty and service.”
said Sheriff Rambosk