The suspect shot by police in Milton, Fla. on Thursday, November 8, has been identified as Bradley Shane Hobbs.
According to police, at approximately 11:20 a.m. on the day of the shooting, Milton Police officers responded stolen vehicle in progress call.
Upon arrival the officers were alerted by a victim that a carjacking at knife-point occurred near the intersection of Munson Hwy and Econfina St. They say a vehicle description was provided and officers located the vehicle near the intersection of Munson Hwy and Stewart St.
Authorities say Hobbs ignored the officers’ attempt to perform a traffic stop and fled northbound on Stewart St. They say Hobbs lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the retention pond near the intersection of Hwy 87 and Langley St.
According to officials, Hobbs exited the vehicle and advanced towards Cpl. Dwayne Smith, while armed with a knife. They say Hobbs continued to advance towards the officer after ignoring repeated instructions to drop the knife.
They say Smith was forced to fire his weapon in order to stop the suspect's dangerous advancement.
Mr. Hobbs was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is investigating the Officer Involved Shooting.
On 11/09/2018, an arrest warrant, with no bond, was issued for Bradley Shane Hobbs for the following crimes:
Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding
Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer
Mr. Hobbs is described as a 32 year old, white male.
Please contact the Milton Police Department if you have any information regarding this incident at 850-983-5423.