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HCSO Resolves Barricaded Subject Peacefully

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 23-076



HCSO Resolves Barricaded Subject Peacefully

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office peacefully resolved an hours-long negotiation with a man barricaded inside his home after shooting at his family.

"In situations like these, we lean on our well-trained deputies and their knowledge of the tools provided to them to de-escalate a scene and find a peaceful solution," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "The technology and resources we have are vital in keeping the public and our deputies safe, as well as a person who needs help in a difficult and emotional moment in their lives."

On May 23, 2023, at 9:03 p.m., deputies responded to Swindell Road in Plant City after getting reports of an individual who had shot a firearm outside his home. After making contact with family, deputies learned that a resident from that home had received bad news regarding his health and was emotional and distraught. At one point, he shot at family members before entering his home, refusing to come out. Throughout the night, deputies worked to make contact with him while understanding that he was still armed, but they could not convince the man to leave his house.

On May 24, 2023, several units were called out, including SWAT, the Crisis Negotiation Team, and the Bomb Disposal Team, in order to use every tool available to de-escalate the situation and find a peaceful resolution. After several hours of talking with the man inside his home, just after noon, deputies were able to reach the man inside his home without incident. He was taken to South Florida Baptist Hospital for medical attention.

"I commend the compassion and care our deputies showed to not only the person in his home but his family who only wanted to see their loved one safe and alive," said Sheriff Chronister.

At this time, This is still under investigation, and no charges have been filed. Any updates will come from the #teamHCSO Public Affairs Office. 

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