A Fort Walton Beach police officer is on paid administrative leave after a shooting with his duty weapon. A statement by the Fort Walton Beach police department says the officer responded to a repeat call for service in reference to a loud noise complaint. When he arrived he made contact with the individual about the complaint. A firearm was brandished by the individual, who refused to drop the firearm. The officer fired his duty weapon. The individual was transported to the Ft. Walton Beach Medical Center Emergency Room where he died.
The officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave until the completion of a preliminary investigation.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is conducting the investigation into the shooting.