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ECSO: Suspect identified in deputy-involved shooting

Source: Escambia County Jail log. Photo: Demetric Carter in 2014. 

A man accused of firing a gun at Escambia County Sheriff's deputies has been identified by the sheriff's office.

Chief Public Information Officer Amber Southard said 26-year-old Demetric Denario Carter was shot by deputies following an incident at The Warrington Bank on Friday, October 27.

The incident started at The Warrington Bank around 9 a.m. An incident report said Carter went into the bank and told an employee, "to call the police because he didn't want to take anything out on them."

The report adds Carter told the employee to "tell the police to meet him on the back road behind the bank."

Authorities said Carter then took off and ended up in front of a store on Commerce Road where three Escambia County Sheriff's deputies confronted him. The incident report said the responding deputies have been identified as Deputy Patrick Roberts, Deputy Crista Pope, and Deputy Ronald Busbee.

The sheriff's office said Carter claimed to have a gun, pulled the weapon out, and began firing at the deputies.

One deputy had minor injuries in the shooting, the sheriff's office said.

Authorities have not confirmed how many times Carter was shot, but according to an incident report from the State Attorney's Office, Carter was taken by EMS to Baptist Hospital and "immediately went into surgery for multiple gunshot wounds."

According to the incident report, Carter faces three counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The investigation has been passed to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Channel 3's Allie Norton spoke with Carter's mother about the shooting. We'll have more on that information tonight on WEAR at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.


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