ORANGE PARK, Fla. — The Clay County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) has released the names of the suspect and deputies involved in a fatal shooting that took place in Orange Park late Sunday night.
According to CCSO, K-9 Deputy Andy McCrea shot and killed suspect Dylan Joseph Mark Cross in the 1300 block of Blanding Boulevard just after 11 p.m.
CCSO said Cross was shot after he reportedly brandished a weapon while pulled over during a traffic stop conducted by CCSO Patrol Deputy William Whitman.
Both deputies were unharmed in the incident.
Daniel Murtagh lives just across the street from where the incident happened. He was returning home when he witnessed the traffic stop. He then heard shots.
“Oh it was scary, it was definitely scared hearing those shots so close,” Murtagh said.
CCSO said McCrea has been with the agency for about 15 years.
According to reports, the incident is not the first time McCrea shot and killed a suspect. In February 2012, the Tampa Bay Times said McCrea shot and killed suspect Ted Tilley, 36, after deputies said Tilley killed Clay County Sheriff's Detective David White during a drug bust.