SRCSO deputy cleared in shooting, man shot arrested


    SRCSO deputy cleared in shooting, man shot arrested. (Source: Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office/ Photo: Glen Phillips)

    No charges will be filed against the deputy who was involved in a shooting that occurred in Santa Rosa County, says the State Attorney’s Office.

    On Wednesday, the State Attorney’s Office issued a release stating they completed their review of the officer-involved shooting of Glen Phillips that occurred on October 20 at 7796 Hwy 4 in Jay, Florida.

    Channel 3 News spoke with Glen Phillips in November who told us he was shot by a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office (SRCSO) deputy during a dispute with his father. According to SRCSO, a deputy opened fire after Phillips aimed a crossbow at them.

    However, Phillips told us he was high on crystal meth at the time.

    Phillips says he had a crossbow, but informed us he threw it down and was stunned by deputies then later shot.

    The release from the State says the use of force used by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was reasonable and justifiable under Florida law and no criminal charges will be filed against the Deputy.

    According to the State Attorney, Glen Phillips was arrested on Wednesday in relation to the shooting incident and he was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and 3 counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

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