Pinellas County deputy shoots suspect ending shooting rampage

Suspect evicted before going on shooting rampage
Posted at 3:54 PM, Oct 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 17:44:47-04

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating a deputy-involved shooting.

The shooting occurred at about 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday near 47th Way N in Lealman.

No deputies were injured, according to officials. 

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says a deputy first went to the suspect's home to serve him an eviction notice.

They say hours after the deputy left, 65 year-old Larry Dennis Hoad started firing inside the triplex where he lives on the 4800 block of 46th Way N. 

He hit one person, who was taken to the hospital. 

Investigators say Hoad continued in a shooting spree, armed with a rifle, handgun, knife and several rounds of ammunition.

He went to a neighbors home where he shot at the back of the home. The neighbor was not injured. 

Watch the dramatic video capturing Hoad shooting at a neighbor's home below:




Hoad also fired at a painter who was at the triplex where he was evicted from, but missed.

Once deputies arrived, Gualtieri says one deputy told Hoad to drop his weapon, but instead, Hoad fired at the deputy, hitting his cruiser several times. 

He says Sgt. Nick McClane fired back at Hoad, hitting him.

Hoad was sent to the hospital and underwent surgery. 

Sheriff Gualtieri says the investigation into what exactly lead Hoad to go on a shooting rampage is still ongoing, but that Hoad has an extensive criminal past and neighbors had complained about him before to authorities. 

Watch Sheriff Bob Gualtieri address the media to discuss the circumstances surrounding the deputy-involved shooting below: