A Florida man on the run after taking pictures a police captain close to a fuel station in Eustis was shot and killed following a gun battle Thursday night, authorities stated.
Jayson Colvin, 38, was tracked by a number of law enforcement officers, together with a SWAT crew that discovered him in a wooded space close to the place he was accused of taking pictures Eustis police Capt. Gary Winheim.
A sheriff’s helicopter noticed Colvin hiding beneath a canoe close to a lake, the place they stated he tried to flee because the SWAT crew approached. Law enforcement officials ultimately noticed Colvin and ordered him to place down his weapon.
When he did not comply, a gun battle ensued and he was pronounced lifeless on the scene, in line with Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell.
It wasn’t clear who fired first.
“He did not adjust to the SWAT crew’s calls for and the topic is now deceased,” stated Grinnell, in line with Tampa’s FOX 13. “A number of deputies opened fireplace on the person.”
Earlier within the day, the Eustis Police Division stated photographs had been initially fired round 12:15 p.m. close to State Street 19 at County Street 44, authorities advised the outlet.
Winheim was close to a fuel station round that point when he reported listening to gunshots. Police Chief Gary Calhoun stated Winheim noticed Colvin velocity away from the station earlier than he pulled up behind the suspect in an unmarked pickup truck. Colvin then fired at Winheim, hitting him within the neck and lodging a bullet in his again, Calhoun stated.
“Another millimeter or so in another direction and it could have been a lot worse,” stated Calhoun, in line with the Orlando Sentinel.
After Winheim was shot, native residents reported seeing a large police presence flying by on the streets of Eustis.
Practically 500 officers from federal, state and native legislation enforcement businesses participated within the seek for Colvin, together with police from Mount Dora, Umatilla and the Florida Freeway Patrol, the outlet reported.
The Florida Division of Regulation Enforcement is now investigating and Winheim was anticipated to make a full restoration.
Colvin had reportedly been sentenced to state jail 4 occasions since 2000, for numerous crimes together with armed housebreaking, grand theft with a firearm, grand theft of a motorcar, fleeing legislation enforcement, false imprisonment, grand theft of a motorcar and kidnapping, in line with the Sentinel.
He was sentenced to seven years in jail in December 2011 earlier than being launched in January 2018.