FORT WALTON BEACH — A 27-year-old murder suspect died Tuesday afternoon after he was shot by Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies shortly after he allegedly shot and killed a woman.
Clyde Jacob Sullivan of Fort Walton Beach was shot after deputies spotted him on Timberlake Trailhead Road off Lewis Turner Boulevard following a request for assistance from the Fort Walton Beach Police Departmen, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
Deputies boxed Sullivan in with their cars so he could not escape. He was shot after pulling a firearm and pointing it toward deputies, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
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"Per standard protocol, the deputies involved in the incident will be placed on administrative leave with pay pending an administrative review," according to Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michele Nicholson.
No deputies were injured in the confrontation, according to Maj. Ken Lapee, chief of the Sheriff’s Office’s Investigations Bureau.
The initial shooting occurred at 25 Walter Martin Road in a building housing a law firm and an insurance office. The shooting was linked to the insurance office, according to witnesses.
The woman, who had not been officially identified as of Tuesday evening, was shot multiple times. Life-saving measures were performed by officers at the scene, but the woman died en route to or at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, according to city officials.
The Police Department is handling the investigation into the initial shooting.
A joint news conference about the fatal shootings is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Shalimar.