Multiple shots fired at Holmes County standoff, no injuries


PONCE DE LEON, Fla. (WMBB) — Saturday night, numerous shots were fired at a standoff involving deputies with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office and a resident of a house on County Road 183-A.

Deputies responded to a call about a domestic disturbance at the residence of John Kennith Kennison, 73.

When deputies said they knocked on Kennison’s door and Kennison asked who was there. Deupties said they identified themselves and Kennison fired a round.

The deputies took cover until backup arrived.

Over the next several hours, the deputies said they made numerous unsuccessful attempts to contact Kennison via loudspeaker and phone. Holmes County Sheriff’s Office SWAT then arrived on the scene. It approached the house to break a window and get a better view into the house. Kennison fired two more rounds, deputies said.

Deputies said they then contacted Walton County SWAT, which arrived with a gas grenade launcher. Kennison again fired several more rounds, deputies said.

Walton SWAT launched several gas grenades into the house, prompting Kennison to exit, deputies said. He was wearing a bulletproof vest, they added.

Deputies took Kennison into custody.

There were no injuries.

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