Death Investigation - Deputy Injured

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
- SWAT
- Negotiator Response Team
Investigative Operations Bureau

Jeffrey Mitchell Falsey (Suspect - Uninjured)
DOB: 09/11/1992
Address: 5157 80th Way North, St. Petersburg
Charges: One count of 1st Degree Murder, five counts of Attempted 1st Degree Murder, one count of Aggravated Assault- Domestic Related. 

Daniel Edward Kulwicki (Victim - Deceased)
DOB: 12/19/1948
Address: 5157 80th Way North, St. Petersburg

Susan Yvonne DiFabbio (Complainant - Uninjured)
DOB: 07/18/1953
Address: 5157 80th Way North, St. Petersburg

Deputy Michael J. Ficocelli (Victim - Injured)
Age: 30 years old
Date of Hire: 05/18/2015

Deputy Jeffrey C. Swisher (Victim - Uninjured)
Age: 36 years old
Date of Hire: 09/09/2013

Deputy Jonathan H. Segrete (Victim - Uninjured)
Age: 31 years ol
Date of Hire: 05/07/2012

Deputy Roger M. Picard (Victim - Uninjured)
Age: 34 years old
Date of Hire: 05/18/2015

Sergeant Melvin A. Jackson, Jr. (Victim - Uninjured)
Age: 35 years old
Date of Hire: 08/07/2006

What:
Detectives are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and one deputy injured in unincorporated St. Petersburg.

Where:
Deputies were dispatched to 5157 80th Way North in St. Petersburg. This is where the incident occurred.

When:
The initial call was received at approximately 9:05 a.m., on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

How/Why:
Detectives are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and one deputy injured in unincorporated St. Petersburg.

At approximately 9:05 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, deputies were dispatched to 5157 80th Way North, after Susan DiFabbio called 911 because of an argument she had with her son, Jeffrey Falsey, the suspect.

When deputies arrived, DiFabbio exited the residence and walked toward the deputies. Deputies proceeded to the residence and knocked on the door. No one answered but the deputies heard someone yell for them to come in. Deputies did not enter for officer safety reasons and instead began to talk to the individual through the door.

Suddenly, a significant number of gunshots rang out from the residence toward deputies. Deputies immediately retreated. One deputy went north and one went south; both deputies were pinned down behind cars while shots were fired at them.

When Deputy Ficocelli went back to his car for his patrol rifle, a round struck him in the back of his leg. Approximately 30 rounds were fired at deputies with semi-automatic weapons.

The SWAT team arrived and were able to secure the scene. The Negotiator Response Team (NRT) established communication with Falsey and at that time, learned that Falsey had shot and killed Kulwicki inside the trailer. It was later determined that Kulwicki suffered a gunshot wound.

Falsey had a volatile relationship with Kulwicki, his mother's fianc, who is a registered sex offender. Falsey surrendered following communication with the NRT and exited the residence at approximately 11:10 a.m..

Once Falsey surrendered and the trailer was cleared, several guns and ammunition were observed inside the residence. Falsey has a previous arrest history for domestic violence.

Falsey was taken into custody and charged with one count of 1st Degree Murder, five counts of Attempted 1st Degree Murder, and one count of Aggravated Assault- Domestic Related.  .

Deputy Ficocelli was transported to Bayfront Medical Center and is stable and in good condition.

Sheriff Gualtieri held a press conference near the scene.

Visit our YouTube page for press conference video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAqqA1rdmQ0

The investigation continues.


Booking photo of Jeffrey Falsey.

Posted by Spencer Gross Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:39:00 PM Categories: Death Investigations

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