Volusia County, FL – An armed suspect shot two Volusia sheriff’s K9s in two separate attacks early Saturday morning, according to investigators.
As K9 Ax closed in on the suspect, gunshots rang out.
Deputy Davis pulled K9 Ax back and rushed him towards their patrol unit, where he quickly realized his partner had been shot, the video showed.
“S—t – he’s shot in the face!” Deputy Davis alerted as he loaded up the wounded K9 and rushed him to Animal Emergency Hospital Volusia in Ormond Beach.
“You’re alright, buddy,” he told K9 Ax repeatedly. “We’re gonna get that bad man. You did good boy.”
Deputy Davis’ right hand was covered in his partner’s blood by the time he arrived at the veterinary hospital.
Singleton emerged from the tree line at approximately 2:20 a.m. and exchanged gunfire with deputies, according to the VSO.
The suspect was hit during the shootout, as was VSO K9 Endo.
K9 Endo, who was previously awarded the VSO Medal of Valor and Purple heart after being shot in the neck during a domestic violence call in 2015, suffered gunshot wounds to his chin and paw on Saturday.
WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. (KABC) — A sheriff’s department in Florida has released dramatic video of a traffic stop that turned into a deadly shootout with a man described as a “violent career criminal.”
The incident started as what seemed like a routine traffic stop of a car that had three adults and a two-month-old infant inside.
As deputies are making small talk with two of the passengers, they ask a third to exit the vehicle. He suddenly jumps out of the back seat with a rifle and opens fire repeatedly, as they scramble for cover and attempt to return fire. One deputy was shot in the leg.
As they duck down, they don’t see the gunman run around behind their patrol vehicle and sneak up on them.
His weapon had apparently jammed, so he used the butt of the rifle to bash one deputy in the skull repeatedly. The other deputy quickly changes his clip and jumps in to assist, opening fire repeatedly at close range and killing the assailant.
The incident involving Brevard County sheriff’s deputies happened Aug. 30 in West Melbourne, Fla.
Investigators say more than 61 bullets were fired in less than a minute.
The suspect was dead at the scene. He was later identified as Paris Wilder, 38, of Cocoa, Fla.
The sheriff’s department describes Wilder as a “career offender” whose record includes 40 arrests for charges that included armed robbery, aggravated assault, drug offenses, battery of a law enforcement officer and attempted first degree felony murder. He was out on bond for two felony drug charges and had two active felony warrants at the time of the shootout with deputies.
“I’m just extremely thankful that our deputies are safe and the suspect is no longer on this planet where he could put someone else’s life in peril,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
He said he was disturbed that after so many arrests in the past, Wilder was still out on the streets. He said he will find out why.
It seemed clear that he attacked the deputies because he was wanted on outstanding warrants and did not want to return to jail, Ivey said.
“Let there be no doubt: This individual got exactly what he deserved,” Ivey said.
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Kimberling City Police Officer Rutger House submitted his resignation on Sept. 2, KOLR reported.
Officer House reportedly did not give a reason for leaving the department but city officials said that he was moving out of Missouri.
Kimberling City Police Sergeant Aaron Hoeft resigned on Tuesday, KOLR reported.
The sergeant told the city he was leaving because “unfortunately the inevitability of having no qualified officers at the current pay rate and no police clerk able to assist in the administration side of running this department, I feel it would be impossible to do the job at the best of my abilities,” KOLR reported.
Kimberling City Police Officer Caleb McCarty was the last of the team to submit his resignation on Wednesday.
Officer McCarty hasn’t said why he resigned, KOLR reported.
When Officer McCarty’s resignation goes into effect, the city will be left with no police force at all.