Deputy Involved Shooting- SAO Findings

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Office of the State Attorney
Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida
Pasco and Pinellas Counties

Lieutenant Steve Wagner
Hire Date: 9/17/1990
Age: 51

Sergeant Frank Holloway
Hire Date: 8/2/1999
Age: 37

Corporal Kevin Grissinger
Hire Date: 5/20/1990
Age: 46

Detective Clay Saunders
Hire Date: 5/7/2001
Age: 44

Detective Jason Willis
Hire Date: 6/8/2012
Age: 40

Detective Thomas Akin
Hire Date: 6/11/2000
Age: 37

Richard Xavier Summers (Suspect - Deceased)
DOB: 04/11/1968
Address: 730 Sunset Drive, Tarpon Springs

What:
The State Attorney’s Office released the results of their investigation into a shooting involving Pinellas detectives that left one man deceased in Largo. The shooting was deemed justified.

When:
The incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. on April 6, 2017.

The results of the SAO investigation were released on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Where:
The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Winghouse located at 7369 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

Why/How:
The State Attorney’s Office released the results of their investigation into a shooting involving Pinellas detectives that left one man deceased in Largo, on April 6, 2017.

State Attorney Bernie McCabe concluded in a letter that was sent to Sheriff Bob Gualtieri on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, stating “As a result of our investigation, I have determined that Lieutenant Steven Wagner, Sergeant Frank Holloway, Corporal Kevin Grissinger, Deputy Jason Willis, Deputy Thomas Akin, and Deputy Clay Saunders were in the performance of their legal duties when Richard Xavier-Summers defied their commands and suddenly exited from his vehicle, pointing and firing a semi-automatic firearm in their directions, committing the forcible felony of attempted murder of law enforcement officers.”

State Attorney Bernie McCabe said, “Each stated deputy was in justifiable fear that they or the other deputies would suffer great bodily harm or death had they not fired their weapons.”

The State Attorney’s Office concluded that the death of Richard Xavier-Summers was justifiable homicide, pursuant to Florida Statute 776.012.

Posted by Spencer Gross Thursday, June 8, 2017 10:34:00 AM Categories: General News

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