NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
November 24, 2005
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer 
(850) 651-7420
 

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING OCCURS IN FLOROSA

      An Okaloosa County Deputy was involved in firing his weapon Thanksgiving evening during an incident outside a Florosa business.  The deputy says a man driving a van tried to run over him in a parking lot outside the Subway restaurant on Highway 98 around 7:30. The deputy suffered mild abrasions. 

      Investigators are looking for a black male, about 510, and weighing approximately 275 pounds. He was last seen driving west on Highway 98 in a Ford Aerostar van.

       The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate.

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