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Video: Suspect Fatally Shot After Firing AR-15 at FL Deputies, Sheriff Says

January 22, 2018  | 

VIDEO: Suspect Fatally Shot After Firing AR-15 at FL Deputies, Sheriff Says

A suspect is dead after firing an AR-15 rifle at deputies, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.

According to Judd, the incident began as a domestic violence situation. About 8 a.m, deputies were called to the home on College Hill Road in Lake Wales. The wife and daughter of Shannon J. Cables, 46, said he had threatened his wife with a long safety pin, then struck the wife with a pool cue and used mace on them.

During the incident, Cables pointed a gun at the women, but the 19-year-old daughter tackled him and got the gun away. The women then fled the home. Cables fled into the woods.

The wife was taken to the hospital. Deputies remained at the home.

As deputies arrived escorting the women home that afternoon, one of them saw Cables emerge from the woods, carrying the AR-15 and a shotgun.

One of the deputies confronted Cables and told him to put down his weapons. Instead, Cables opened fire with the AR-15, Judd said.

The deputy returned fire. Two deputies emerged from the back door of the home and also opened fire.

Cables was struck and stopped firing. He later died at the hospital.

No deputies were injured.

"The message is abundantly clear," Judd said. "You don't point firearms at our deputies. And if you do, we're going to shoot at you. A lot."


Comments (4)

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Tom Conlin @ 1/22/2018 5:43 PM

Well said, Sheriff Judd. A good message for all America. Don’t point firearms at cops anywhere. If you do, expect to suffer the consequences. Not a difficult concept, people.

Ted Broom @ 1/22/2018 6:14 PM

Can't say he wasn't warned. Sheriff Judd has said many times to expect to get shot if you pull a gun on his Deputies. I hope they didn't run out of ammo this time. If so he needs to issue an extra mag to all his guys. Ted.

Ted Broom @ 1/22/2018 6:17 PM

Good job. Sheriff has made it clear what will happen if you point a gun at his Deputies. Hopefully he has issue an extra mag to each. Tex

Joe T. @ 1/23/2018 11:09 AM

That nutjob picked the wrong county to pull that crap.

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