Man accused of trying to kill deputy in Florida Keys

27 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Deputy shot in Florida Keys saved by bullet proof vest.

After being on the run for nearly a day, the robbery suspect who detectives say shot at Keys deputies Saturday night and then got away was arrested Sunday evening at a home in Key West, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office announced. When they tried to pull his car over, the sheriff’s office said the the driver, 25-year old Timothy Thomas, opened fire, striking Gordon in the chest. “We were not going to let this guy remain at large where he was a threat to law enforcement and to the community,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay. “Our officers, with the assistance of many other agencies, worked tirelessly chasing down leads until we got him.” Sheriff’s Office and Key West Police set up a perimeter around the house and negotiators were able to convince Thomas to give himself up.

The search for Thomas continued in that area, with a perimeter set up and a street by street, house by house search taking place. “This man is armed and dangerous. Also lending support upon request was the Miami-Dade Police Department, which sent a helicopter to help with an air search as well as a K-9 team and members of their SWAT team. Deputy Josh Gordon was hired as a Reserve Deputy in March of 2010; he worked in that capacity until March of 2013 when he became a full time Road Patrol Deputy, assigned to the Lower Keys.

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