OCSO deputies fatally shoot man they say was chasing woman with gun in Destin neighborhood




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  • 2022-09-22 13:53:39Z
  • By Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN - A man was shot and killed by Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies Wednesday while they were responding to an apparent domestic violence situation.

The Sheriff's Office said in a news release that deputies received a call regarding an armed disturbance in the Regatta Bay Community in Destin. When they arrived about 4:30 p.m., deputies said they encountered a man with a gun chasing a woman.

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A man was shot and killed by Okaloosa County Sheriff
A man was shot and killed by Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies Wednesday while they were responding to an apparent domestic violence situation in Destin.  

The man was pursuing the woman around and inside a home under construction on Sailmaker Lane, according to the Sheriff's Office. Deputies said he ignored repeated demands to drop the gun and fired shots toward one deputy.

OCSO deputies returned fire. The man was struck and died at the scene. No deputies were injured, the Sheriff's Office said.

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.

The Sheriff's Office said additional details will be released at a later time.

This article originally appeared on Northwest Florida Daily News: Destin officer-involved shooting: Man killed by Okaloosa deputies

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