Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
Investigative Operations Bureau
Michael Case (Deceased)
Address: 801 Main Street, Lot 32, Dunedin
Deputy Jose Berrios-Collazo
Age: 31 years old
Date of hire: 6/2012
Deputy Peter Eigo
Age: 54 years old
Date of hire: 09/1987
Deputies responded to a call in reference to an armed man at a Dunedin mobile home park. The suspect began to approach deputies with a weapon in his hand. Deputies commanded the armed subject to drop his weapon. The suspect would not follow commands and continued to approach the deputy. Deputies then shot the suspect during the confrontation.
The incident occurred at the Oak Bend Mobile Home Park located at 801 Main Street in Dunedin.
Deputies responded to an initial disturbance call at approximately 10:44 p.m. on Monday, November 17, 2014. Deputies responded to a second call at the same location for an armed subject at approximately 12:16 a.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.
Detectives are investigating a deputy involved shooting that occurred at the Oak Bend Mobile Home Park located 801 Main Street in Dunedin.
According to detectives, deputies initially responded to the mobile home park for a disturbance call at approximately 10:44 p.m on Monday November, 17, 2014. Deputies spoke with a female in the mobile home park who advised deputies everything was fine and they were able to leave. Deputies checked the area to ensure it was secure and then left the scene.
Deputies responded to a second call at the same location at approximately 12:16 a.m. in reference to an armed subject who was attempting to harm himself. When deputies arrived, a male subject was inside the residence of lot #32 armed with a knife. One deputy entered the residence and the suspect began to come towards the deputy, armed with the knife. The deputy began to retreat backwards attempting to exit the residence, commanding the suspect to drop his weapon. A second deputy outside of the residence, witnessed the suspect coming towards the deputy with a weapon and both deputies again commanded the suspect to drop the weapon.
The subject did not follow verbal commands and continued to advance toward deputies. Deputies, feeling threatened, then drew their guns and shot the subject.
The subject was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as 34-year-old Michael Case.
Deputies Berrios-Collazo and Eigo were not injured during the incident. Both will be placed on routine paid administrative leave.
The investigation continues.
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