U.S. Marshals, Hernando County deputies shoot and kill man wanted for sexual battery

Sheriff: Suspect fired assault rifle at deputies

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. - Hernando County Sheriff's Office is on scene of a fatal deputy-involved shooting on Trillium Blvd. 

According to Hernando Sheriff Al Nienhuis, the suspect, who has not been identified, fired at least one round at the U.S. Marshals Task Force. The task force were assisting deputies in the arrest Anthony Wallace of Spring Hill, who was wanted for sexual battery of a child.

"This was a newly signed warrant," Nienhuis said. "Apparently, when they tried to make contact with him a short chase ensued, in a vehicle, (it) ended up here at the entrance to Trillium."

The suspect died along the side of the road after law enforcement returned fire.

The law enforcement involved were Sergeant Tom Brooks, Sergeant William Power, Detective Willard "Brian Stephens, and two members of the United States Marshals Service Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force.

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