Member Death Investigation

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Robbery & Homicide Unit

Deputy Carlos Felipez
Age: 46
Date of Hire: 02/24/2014

What:
Pinellas detectives are investigating the death of an off-duty deputy who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

When:
The incident occurred at about 1:07 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2018.

Where:
The incident occurred at a residence in unincorporated Clearwater.

Why/How:
Pinellas detectives are investigating the death of an off-duty deputy who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

At about 1:07 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2018, deputies were called to a residence located in unincorporated Clearwater, for a report of a gunshot heard and a welfare check.

When deputies arrived they found off-duty Deputy Carlos Felipez deceased in the backyard of his residence.

Detectives say Deputy Felipez suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The death is considered a suicide.

Deputy Felipez was hired by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in 2014, and he worked in the Patrol Operations Bureau.

We request that the family’s privacy be respected during this difficult time.

Posted by Spencer Gross Saturday, December 29, 2018 5:27:00 AM Categories: Death Investigations

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