3 suspects in custody in fatal shooting of off duty Fla. officer

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UPDATED 11:28 AM PT — Monday, June 15, 2020

Friends and family are mourning the death of Florida wildlife officer Julian Keen Jr. According to reports, Keen was off-duty when he was shot and killed early Sunday while trying to stop a hit-and-run driver near Labelle.

Authorities confirmed three people have been taken into custody and are being questioned. Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden said they will do everything they can to bring those responsible to justice. He also added that he’s known Keen since he was 10-years-old and said he was a role model for the community.

“He was a dear friend of mine, we considered him family, he was our brother,” Whidden stated. “Julian was an absolutely role model to everyone here…this was a heart breaker.”

State records show Keen had been with the Fish & Wildlife Conservation (FWC) Commission since 2016. The FWC released a statement confirming Keen’s death and said their thoughts are with his friends as well as his family during this difficult time.

The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is leading the investigation with assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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6 Comments on "3 suspects in custody in fatal shooting of off duty Fla. officer"

  1. Said to hear!! Cops of all flavors die protecting US!!

    What did OANN do with comments?? This why site was down?

  2. CPAP Craig | June 17, 2020 at 9:07 am |

    Another of our fine law enforcement community taken due to freaking RADICALS! I agree with the above comment! Swift Justice if found to be beyond reasonable doubt, guilty

  3. MORT KNEFF | June 17, 2020 at 1:44 am |

    Well I BET the lil “essential worker” is an ILLEGAL…… Eliceo Hernandez, 20, of LaBelle,FL Florida is FLOODED with them.

  4. Florida should utilize their death penalty system upon ALL three. And quickly. Juice ’em!

  5. This is what Democrats want.

  6. My sincerest condolences to the family of Mr. Julian Keen, Jr. I am so sorry for your loss.

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