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Officer Involved Shooting

Post Date:12/21/2017 1:52 PM


CASE # 17-84014

Location: 3000 Block St Armens Circle

Date and Time: 12/20/2017 10:34 PM

On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at 10:34 PM, the Melbourne Police Department received a call for an armed disturbance in the 3000 block of St Armens Circle. The suspect was acting erratically and walking in the street armed with a handgun. Officers responded to the street, located the armed suspect and confronted him in an effort to disarm him. The suspect did not comply with the officers and shots were fired. The suspect was transported to the hospital and is currently in stable condition.No officers or other personnel were injured during this incident.

As with any case involving an officer shooting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been requested to conduct an independent investigation of the incident. Per protocol, the involved officers are on administrative leave.

Lewis Nowlin
2/27/51 W/M
Charge: Aggravated Assault of Law Enforcement Officer

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