2 police officers shot in Casselberry; suspect dead

Two Casselberry police officers were injured in a shootout early today after responding to a domestic violence call at a home on Crestview Drive.The suspect was later found dead inside the home; it is unclear whether his gunshot was self-inflicted or if he...

2 police officers shot in Casselberry; suspect dead

Two Casselberry police officers were injured in a shootout early today after responding to a domestic violence call at a home on Crestview Drive.

The suspect was later found dead inside the home; it is unclear whether his gunshot was self-inflicted or if he was shot by officers.

The two officers had minor injuries.  Both were treated at a hospital and released.

“My officers acted admirably when faced with this situation,” Casselberry Police chief Larry Krantz said at a news conference this morning.

Police were called sometime before 4 a.m. to a domestic disturbance at the home on Crestview Drive. When officers responded, someone inside the home came out with a shotgun and opened fire. Police returned fire and then retreated, Krantz said.

“Make no mistake about it, this was a deadly force encounter,” Krantz said.

Police evacuated fewer than a dozen people from nearby homes as SWAT along with officers from agencies across Central Florida surrounded the house. 

Krantz said the suspect’s wife was at the house but apparently left before the shooting began. Police are interviewing her now. The suspect has not been identified.

Witnesses say at least 100 law-enforcement vehicles swarmed the neighborhood within the Seminole County city.

Margaret Daly, 28, said she was coming home from her shift at Wendy’s when she saw officers zipping past her. 

Her mother called and told her to be careful because gunfire kept going off.

As she drove near the neighborhood, she saw at least 100 cars and could hear shooting.

Daly said officers from a slew of agencies were there, including Sanford, Winter Springs, Casselberry and Seminole County.

She said all of the officers had long guns.

“It was like one batch of gunfire, then a little bit later there was more,” Daly said. “...There’s just so many cops here. I’ve never seen anything like this."

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating, Krantz said.

This is a developing story.  Check back for details.

Martin Comas contributed to this report. chayes@orlandosentinel.com, 407-420-5493 or Twitter: @journo_christal

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