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One person is dead after deputies responding to a call of an armed disturbance encountered a man chasing a woman inside the Regatta Bay Community in Destin. No deputies were injured. Investigators say it appears to have been a domestic violence situation, with the armed man pursuing the woman around and inside a home under construction on Sailmaker Lane around 4:30 p.m. He ignored repeated demands to drop the gun and fired at one of our deputies. Fire was returned. The suspect was struck and died at the scene. The State Attorney’s Office also responded. As part of the standard protocol for use of force investigations, the deputies involved will be placed on administrative leave, with pay, pending the results of an investigation. Additional details will be released at a later time.

View Sheriff Aden’s Remarks Here: