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All of us at the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office are saddened about the fatal officer involved shooting over the weekend.
Late Friday afternoon, our deputy responded to a call of a disturbance in progress where he encountered an armed man. The deputy shot the man, who later succumbed to his injuries.
I immediately placed the deputy on administrative leave and have asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to conduct the investigation that is required in such incidents.
The State Attorney’s Office will also conduct an independent review.
At this time, we humbly ask for our community’s patience as we work to understand the facts that resulted in this tragic event.

Sheriff Eric Aden/Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office