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DEVELOPING: Armed Standoff Underway, Suspect Wanted for Arson, Battery, False Imprisonment

UPDATE: 9:24 P.M. – Officials say the suspect died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

UDPATE: 9:06 P.M. – There are unconfirmed reports that the standoff is over and the suspect is deceased. We have no further information at this time.

BROOKSVILLE – An armed standoff is underway at a residence on Duffield Road, after a man wanted in Citrus County on several felony warrants fled to Hernando County.

A spokesperson for the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office tells RNRF, “The suspect ran from a scene here in Citrus earlier, specifically a home in Homosassa. We believed he was heading for Hernando County. He has 3 warrants out of our county. Arson, False Imprisonment, and Domestic Battery.” At this time, officials could not release addition information regarding the case.

Earlier today, deputies surrounded a home on Fulmar Street in Weeki Wachee, after it was believed that the suspect may be inside. It was later determined that he barricaded himself inside a home located at the 24000 block of Duffield Road in Brooksville.

Numerous Deputies and a SWAT team have surrounded the home and are attempting to negotiate with the suspect.

We will bring more on this story as it develops.

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  • He was a dear friend of mine, i wish he would have called me. he was no loser , he was in the marines and had been going through a hard time. I wish I had more time with him he will be missed dearly. there needs to be more help available for our soldiers when they come home……. Rip Tommy we love & miss you

    Monday, 12 March 2018, 12:05 pm
    • I’m sorry for your loss, Kimberly. What was Tommy’s last name?

      Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 3:22 pm
  • That is a mother’s son and a dear friend to some please have some compassion for those that cared for him having a mental illness is a curse that the person never wanted and please be mindful that some are morning the loss of a life . no matter the circumstance when someone is suddenly gone it can be very hard on those still alive RIP

    Friday, 9 March 2018, 9:23 pm
  • Good By Loser!

    Friday, 9 March 2018, 2:20 pm
  • The tax payers say thank you sir, for taking your life!

    Friday, 9 March 2018, 12:30 pm
  • No loss just another loser off the streets

    Friday, 9 March 2018, 10:43 am

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