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Gov. DeSantis suspends Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad following arrest

Posted at 5:31 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 17:55:00-05

Governor Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order suspending Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad, following his arrest.

He was charged with multiple counts of attempted murder after allegedly shooting at a Pasco County SWAT team Thursday morning.

Port Richey Mayor arrested for attempted murder for firing at SWAT team serving warrant at his home

The executive order is effective immediately.

“Dale Glen Massad is clearly unfit to continue serving as Mayor for the City of Port Richey. It is in the best interest of the residents of the City of Port Richey and citizens of the state of Florida that Dale Glen Massad be immediately suspended from public office.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.