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Suspect arrested after officer-involved shooting in Quincy

Posted at 11:11 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 11:28:15-04

QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Quincy Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection to an officer-involved shooting at the Arbor Crest Apartments.

On April 30 around 8:25PM, Quincy Police responded to Arbor Crest Apartments on N. Cleveland Street about a report of domestic violence.

When officers arrived, they came across a man, later identified as Freddy Simpson, who immediately ran away after seeing them.

The officers chased the Simpson as he attempted to jump over a metal fence.

Eventually, officers caught up to Simpson where he pulled a gun on officers. That's when a Quincy Police officer drew her department issued gun and fired at the man, the bullet hitting him.

Simpson sustained a non-life-threatening wound as a result of the incident and was taken to TMH for treatment.

On May 2, after his release from the hospital, Simpson was arrested by the Quincy Police Department.

He is charged with three counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon, resisting with violence, escape, and carrying a concealed firearm. He was booked into the Gadsden County Jail.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact QPD CID Capt. Robert Mixson at (850) 627-0138.


Original story:

A suspect is in the hospital with a non-life threatening injury from an officer-involved shooting after Quincy Police responded to a domestic disturbance call.

Officers with the Quincy Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance complaint at Arbor Crest apartment complex in the historic area of Quincy late Thursday evening.

According to the police, when they arrived at 64 North Cleveland Street at 8:45 p.m., a man immediately ran away.

Officers chased the suspect on foot until reaching a fence, which the suspect attempted to jump.

Officers told the man to stop, at which point the suspect pulled out a gun. One of the officers discharged her firearm, hitting the suspect.

The suspect is being treated in a hospital for a non-life threatening injury. No officers were injured.

Specific charges have not been released as the investigation is ongoing, but police said they will include felony charges.