JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- We are tracking new developments in the shooting death of an unarmed mentally ill man.
It happened overnight Thursday near the town of Welaka in southern Putnam County.
Family members say 35-year-old Alfred Dobson was caring and compassionate.
But Dobson's life came to an end overnight Thursday. That's when deputies responding to a 911 call confronted Dobson in the front yard of this home in Welaka.
The Sheriff's Office says Dobson was attacking an officer when deputy Raymond Strickland shot and killed the suspect.
First Coast News has uncovered new details about Deputy Strickland. He previously worked at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office for three years.
But he left in 2010. According to records, he "resigned or retired in lieu of separation for violating moral character standards."
Dobson's family thinks Deputy Strickland over-reacted last Thursday night.
Dobson was not armed and the sheriff's office has not said why he was ultimately shot.
Sheriff's Office spokesman Hancel Woods says they were aware of the incident in Hillsborough County before hiring Strickland.
We asked for details about what happened in Tampa, but have not received that information yet from Tampa.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now leading the investigating into this shooting.
Deputy Strickland is on paid administrative leave right now, which is standard procedure after a deputy kills a suspect.
First Coast News