Press release submitted by Madison County Sheriff’s Office
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Saturday morning, Jan. 8, at approximately 9:40 a.m., a Madison County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and a Florida State Trooper were involved in a shooting that resulted in the death of a suspect.
Both Officers were in the process of checking on a subject that was illegally camping on the side of an entrance ramp to Interstate 10 in Madison County. The suspect pointed a shotgun at the deputy, which resulted in return fire from the Officers. The suspect was killed during the incident.
In accordance with Sheriff’s Office policy and procedure, the investigation of the incident was then turned over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Third Circuit State Attorney’s Office. The investigation is currently ongoing, however preliminary investigation revealed that the officers involved responded appropriately to the threat.