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Suspect in local officer's death faces additional charges

Posted at 9:18 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 21:18:16-04

LABELLE, Fla. — A man arrested in connection with the death of a local FWC officer in June is now facing additional charges.

The Hendry County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Eliceo Hernandez is now facing charges of second degree murder with a firearm, attempted second-degree murder discharging a firearm, leaving the scene of an accident and possession of synthetic cannabis.

Deputies say on the night of June 14, Officer Julian Keen and another man witnessed a reckless driver.

Keen, though off-duty, followed the driver.

Once both cars stopped, the sheriff's office says Keen approached Hernandez and was later shot.

Hernandez was arrested and charged with negligent homicide.