INDIALANTIC, Fla. - The state attorney's office has cleared two Brevard County
deputies following a deadly shooting in Indialantic despite questions over use of force and if the attempted removal of the suspect was in keeping with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office's policy on barricaded suspects.
"Anytime we have a critical incident, you always have your thoughts that go out to the family" said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey in an interview with Eyewitness News.
The incident took place late in the evening when police were called to 700 N. Shannon Ave. in reference to an armed suspect.
Indialantic Police Officer Scott Holstine was the first officer to arrive on the scene.
Indialantic Police Officer Scott Holstine told a FDLE investigator that "Christopher Greer was the only person in the residence and that both of his (Greer's) parents had passed away recently." He also indicated that there was no indication that there was anyone else in the residence at the time.
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The Brevard County Sheriff's Office policy and procedures guidelines specifically state that deputies are to "make every reasonable attempt to contain the person" and "no aggressive action or attempts at a confrontation is taken unless there is an immediate threat of danger to agency personnel or citizens."
"When those things are taking place at the fast pace they take
A subsequent search of the home uncovered a hatchet but no guns.
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