PCSO: Man shot at Putnam deputies with three weapons
No one was injured
PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – A man shot at Putnam County deputies with three different weapons late Friday night, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.
PCSO said deputies responded to a home on Hermit Drive in Satsuma around 11:15 p.m. in reference to a call about shots fired.
Deputies said when they arrived, they tried to make contact with the suspect, now identified as Norman Jackson. Police say Jackson fired shots from a shotgun, high-powered rifle and a .22 caliber gun then barricaded himself in the home.
One deputy returned fire. No one was hit.
In addition to firing at the deputies, investigators said the suspect had already fired shots into a neighboring home, a vehicle and a boat. They said the suspect also fired multiple shots into the home he was occupying on Hermit Drive.
The Putnam County SWAT team and Rifle Security Team responded and began evacuating people in the neighborhood. They used an armored vehicle to take them to safety.
Two men, one woman and a child were moved to a safe location out of the line of fire.
Hostage negotiators attempted to contact the suspect but he didn't initially respond. After a standoff lasted approximately four hours, the SWAT team was preparing to deploy tear gas.
Jackson (pictured) finally came out of the house and surrendered. His girlfriend was in the home at the time.
PCSO said this situation could have been much worse and they are thankful no one was injured.
Jackson is facing attempted homicide and weapons charges.
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