TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — UPDATE: LCSO investigators are now identifying the officer-involved shooting victim as 38-year-old James Edward Baker.
The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation after an attempted armed-residential burglary ended in a deadly officer-involved-shooting.
LCSO says they received a call around 7:40 p.m. Friday evening about a possible hostage situation at a residence in the 2000 block of Aenon Church Road in western Leon County.
When deputies arrived at a nearby location they made contact with the complainant who said an armed white male broke into his home and was holding someone hostage.
Responding deputies attempted to make contact with the white male suspect and another individual in the victim’s driveway when the suspect opened fire on the deputies.
A female victim was near the suspect when he fired, but LCSO says she was able to run away.
The deputies returned fire, wounding the suspect who later died at a local hospital.
LCSO says none of the deputies were injured, nor were any civilians.
As with LCSO protocol, with any officer-involved-shooting, the deputies involved are being placed on paid administrative leave as the investigation is conducted.
If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Department at 850-606-3300.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. Updates will be provided as they become available.