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Shooting suspect arrested after standoff at Suwannee County home

Posted at 7:54 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 07:59:37-04

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla.(WTXL) — A shooting suspect has been arrested after barricading himself underneath a home during a brief standoff with deputies in Suwannee County.

The Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting in the 6600 block of 147th Road on Sunday.

SCSO says the caller and witnesses told deputies that no one was struck by any rounds fired, but stated that James Foley, Anthony Riley and Zackery Bridges fired multiple rounds towards them and their vehicle during an argument.

Deputies were able to locate and arrest James Foley during their initial investigation.

On Monday, SCSO investigators learned that Anthony Riley who was also wanted for several Felony Violation of Probation Warrants was located at a residence in the 15500 block of 60th Terrace.

During the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for the residence Riley was said to be located at.

Investigators also discovered Riley was armed with shotguns, rifles and possibly several handguns.

Due to the severity of the crime and the provided information, SCSO’s SWAT Team was utilized to search the home.

Upon SCSO SWAT serving the search warrant, the home was surrounded and attempts to make contact were made with Riley who was seen and known to be inside the residence.

Deputies say they eventually learned that Riley was barricaded and was hidden under the residence.

Riley was able to gain access to the crawl space of the home through a hole cut out of the floor in the residence.

After a brief standoff and search of the home Riley was located by SCSO SWAT Team Members hiding under the residence.

A black backpack was located near Riley under the house that contained a pistol grip shotgun and a large amount of cannabis.

Based on the evidence, Riley was arrested and transported to the Suwannee County Jail.

Riley is facing charges for his involvement in the shooting incident and is also facing numerous drug possession charges.

Several other firearms as well as controlled substances were located inside the home.

Riley is a convicted felon and is not allowed to legally possess firearms, according to SCSO.

Contact was also made with Zackery Bridges on Monday and deputies say charges are pending against him.

Authorities say this case remains open and the investigation into the shooting is still active and ongoing.

If you have any information regarding the shooting investigation please contact the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office at (386)362-2222.