The State Attorney's Office has determined the actions of law enforcement officers involved in a fatal officer-involved shooting in September in Milton were justified.
No charges will be filed against the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office deputy or Milton Police Department officers involved, according to a news release from State Attorney Bill Eddins.
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Edward Matthew Cruz Guerrero, 34, of Milton, was killed Sept. 17 at the entrance to the Pensacola State College campus in Milton after authorities said he led law enforcement on a brief chase while behind the wheel of a stolen dump truck.
The incident was reviewed by Eddins' office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
"This review determined that the use of force by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputy and the officers from the Milton Police Department were reasonable and justifiable under Florida law and no criminal charges will be filed against the deputy or the officers," according to the release.
Colin Warren-Hicks can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-435-8680.
Here’s what we know about the officer-involved shooting in Milton early this morning @pnj pic.twitter.com/Rzc0h48YQy— Annie Blanks (@AnniePNJ) September 17, 2019