Source: Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

OCSO: 1 person dead following officer-involved shooting in Destin’s Regatta Bay community

Source: Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

An armed disturbance led to an officer involved shooting on Wednesday afternoon. 

According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, one person is dead after deputies responding to a call of shots fired encountered a man chasing and shooting at a woman inside the Regatta Bay Community in Destin.

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.

The OCSO reports that the man ignored repeated demands to drop the gun and fired at one of their deputies. Fire was returned and the suspect was struck and died at the scene. No deputies were injured.

The State Attorney’s Office also responded, according to the news brief. 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.

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