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One Dead in Deputy Involved Shooting, Next Door to State Senator's Home

SPRING HILL – Investigators with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement are on the scene of a deputy involved shooting at a residence on Feather Street.

According to officials, deputies responded to 12480 Feather Street around 2:40 a.m. this morning to serve a felony warrant on 61-year-old Gary Jean Schryver. When deputies attempted to make contact with the suspect at the residence, shots were fired, and the suspect suffered a fatal gunshot wound. The suspect died at the scene.

It is unknown if Schryver was armed at the time of the shooting.

No deputies were injured during the incident.

Officials say the deputy involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an FDLE investigation.

According in sources, the suspect had outstanding warrants for Grand Theft and Trafficking in Stolen Property. The suspect was known to law enforcement as a violent felony offender.

According to county property records, the home directly next door to where the shooting occurred is owned by State Senator Blaise Ingoglia.

This is not the first time the suspect Schryver has been shot by Hernando County Sheriff’s Deputies. In February of 2018, Shcyrver was confronted by deputies at the intersection of Marble Ave and Antelope Street, after receiving reports that he was carrying a firearm. Moments later, Schryver was shot, but he survived his injuries.

Due to the no body camera policy at the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, video of the incident will not be available.

We will bring more on this story as it develops.


Reader Comments(1)

Pigknukles2002 writes:

Body cameras are a MUST in today’s environment for law enforcement. It is nothing short of Perplexing as to why this Sheriff refuse’s to join every other law enforcement agency in the Tamp area and equip our deputies with body cameras. Unless of course you are afraid of what the public will see when you violate the constitutional rights of the ones you are sworn to protect. Enough Alvin. Your bosses who pay your salary are demanding the transparency now!!