UPDATE: Suspect Dies in Officer Involved Shooting in Mexico Beach

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UPDATE as of 12:12 p.m. 

According to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect shot by Mexico Beach Police officers, died from his injuries at Bay Medical Sacred Heart in Panama City.

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An officer-involved shooting is under investigation in Mexico Beach.  
 
The incident happened at about 10 a.m. when Mexico Beach Police Department officers responded to the Rustic Sands Campgrounds at 800 N. 15th Street in Mexico Beach to pick up a man wanted on warrants out of Franklin County.

Officers arrived and were confronted by the subject, who was armed with a firearm, according to a news release. An officer shot the subject, who was taken for medical care to a local hospital.

The officer involved was placed on administrative leave. That is standard procedure. The subject was wanted on 12 warrants out of Pasco County and also was wanted on grand theft charges in Franklin County
 
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will conduct the investigation into the shooting.

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