Officer and Suspect shot at Earl’s Hideaway in Sebastian
At about 10:20 p.m. the Sebastian Police Department received information of a suspect wanted on a warrant at Earl’s Hideaway located 1405 Indian River Dr.
Several officers approached the wanted subject, who then presented a firearm.
Several shots were fired. The suspect and one officer were shot. Both were treated at the scene and transported to an area hospital with injuries that are not life threatening.
Police said FDLE is conducting an independent review of the shooting with the assistance of Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.
The shooter is currently in custody under criminal charges for an existing warrant for a violation of probation from a previous violent crime.
This is an initial report. More details will be released at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
October 10 2017