Gunman Fatally Shoots Florida Deputy Outside Law Office

23 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Florida sheriff’s deputy, suspect killed after shooting related to ‘domestic violence case': cops.

The drunken off-duty NYPD cop accused of shooting two men in Westchester County pleaded guilty Tuesday — and is now facing nine years in prison, officials said.

BARBERVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A passenger fired shots at deputies during a central Florida traffic stop late Monday, and they returned fire, killing him, according to officials.BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Authorities in central Florida say a man is dead and a pregnant woman was airlifted to a hospital following a shooting that involved Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies. Cronin, 28, had spent that day at the NYPD firing range at Rodman’s Neck in the Bronx, then drank with friends from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., downing 10 servings of beer and Hennessy whisky, according to court papers. “I came from a bar near the range,” he told investigators, according to an alcohol-influence report.

— A gunman fatally shot a sheriff’s deputy outside a lawyer’s office Tuesday and then barricaded himself inside a motel, where he exchanged gunfire with other deputies and was killed, authorities said. Okaloosa County Deputy Bill Myers, 64, was shot multiple times in the back of the head and in the back by 33-year-old Joel Dixson Smith, Sheriff Larry Ashley said. Smith, a postal worker, then fled in his vehicle, heading to a Comfort Suites about 10 miles away in Niceville, where he had previously rented a room.

Myers had retired in 2013 but started working part-time in January serving civil papers to earn extra money to take his granddaughter to Walt Disney World, the sheriff said.

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