Bradford County Sheriff's Office

Suspect in Bradford County chase killed in deputy-involved shooting

Man wanted in overnight incident shot in Starke after pursuit

July 24, 2018 - 3:43 pm

STARKE - A man wanted in connection with an overnight incident was fatally shot by a Bradford County Sheriff’s Office deputy around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

At the end of a pursuit around Bradford County, shots were fired near the RJE Center on Pine Street in Starke.  A suspect was hit, and rushed to a hospital, where he died.  The suspect’s identity has not yet been released.

Another suspect in the chase was injured and is detained.  A third suspect may have fled on foot.

No law enforcement officers were injured in the chase and shooting. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will handle the investigation.  The involved deputies have been placed on administrative leave in accordance with Sheriff’s Office policy.

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