Armed Suspect Spotted Near Elementary School Taken Into Custody
BROOKSVILLE – A two-hour search for an armed suspect has come to an end, after Sheriff’s Deputies located the suspect in front of the Winn Dixie grocery store on Cortez Blvd, near I-75.
The search began in the area of Mondon Hill Road near Cortez Blvd, after a burglary suspect was spotted running nearby. It was later determined that the suspect was possibley armed and dangerous, which prompted the response of numerous deputies, K-9, and the agency’s air unit.
Just moments ago, the suspect was spotted in front of the Winn Dixie and taken into custody without incident. Sources say the suspect was armed with a handgun at the time of his apprehension.
One witness tells RNRF that she heard the suspect scream, “Don’t shoot, don’t shoot!” When deputies approached him with guns drawn.
There are unconfirmed reports that the suspect is 37-year-old Kevin Russell Bearden and that he has a long history of violence.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
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