The man who shot a deputy Saturday night on Stock Island is in custody. He was arrested at a home on Von Phister Street in Key West this afternoon.
The deputy was wearing a bullet proof vest which stopped the bullet. He was slightly injured from the impact but was treated and released at the hospital.
Information was received today that 25 year old Timothy Thomas was at hiding out at a residence at 1711 Von Phister Street in Key West. Sheriff’s Office and Key West Police set up a perimeter around the house and cleared neighbors from the area. Key West Police negotiators spoke with Thomas over the phone and convinced him to give himself up. He came out of the house with his hands up and was taken into custody just after 6 p.m. He had two gunshot wounds sustained when he exchanged fire with Sheriff’s deputies the night before.
“We were not going to let this guy remain at large where he was a threat to law enforcement and to the community,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay. “Our officers, with the assistance of many other agencies, worked tirelessly chasing down leads until we got him,” he said. “The teamwork we have between agencies and with the community helped resolve this situation without any further violence.”