Armed person killed in deputy-involved shooting


    One person was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting Friday night in Escambia County.

    The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 10000-block of Highway 97 near Greenland Road, just south of the Alabama state line, in reference to a welfare check.

    The sheriff's office say they were told an armed family member was threatening to kill another family member.

    When deputies arrived on scene, the armed person refused deputy commands and then raised his firearm in the direction of of a deputy, forcing him to fire his weapon, the sheriff's office said.

    The person was shot and later pronounced dead at the scene.

    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement was notified and is investigating the officer-involved shooting.

    This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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