The Santa Rosa County sheriff’s deputy was acquitted after shooting and injuring a naked man who aimed a crossbow at him and other deputies as they tried to arrest the man for barricading himself in the house.
On October 20, the sheriff’s emergency services were called by a man who said his son, 26-year-old Glen Phillips, was under the influence of drugs and threatened to shoot him at his home, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. the report was released on Wednesday. According to the report, the father made an appointment with the deputies at the store, but never showed up.
Later that morning, the father called 911 again and said that his son had locked himself in their home on Highway 4 in Jay and would not let him inside. The MPs responded, and their father told them again that Phillips had threatened to shoot him with a crossbow.
After several hours of unsuccessful attempts to force Phillips out of the house, four deputies entered the house and heard Phillips declare that he was “armed and dangerous.” After they entered the house, they saw Phillips with a naked and armed crossbow, which he aimed at the MPs, according to the report.
MP Kevin Dalglish told FDLE investigators that he feared for his own safety and that of other deputies when he shot and wounded Phillips in his right armpit. Phillips dropped the crossbow and was treated by deputies and then the ambulance service.