OCSO: Murder suspect killed in officer involved shooting

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This image was released by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office following an officer involved shooting.

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — A homicide suspect was shot and killed Tuesday in a confrontation between the suspect and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, officials wrote in a news release.

Deputies said the suspect, 27-year old Clyde Jacob Sullivan, pulled a gun after they boxed him in with their vehicles. Sullivan was spotted by deputies after seeing an alert by the Fort Walton Beach Police Department in connection to a woman being shot and killed outside a business on Walter Martin Boulevard a short time earlier.

The deputies saw him on Timberlake Trailhead Road off Lewis Turner Boulevard, where deputies positioned their cars so he could not escape. He was shot after pulling a firearm and pointing it towards a deputy, deputies wrote.

Per standard protocol, the deputies involved in the incident will be placed on administrative leave with pay pending an administrative review. The Fort Walton Beach Police Department is handling the investigation into the initial shooting.

A joint news conference with the OCSO and FWB PD will take place tomorrow at one p.m. at OCSO Headquarters in Shalimar.

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