Man injured during deputy-involved shooting in critical condition | News
ORANGLE PARK, Fla. -- The Clay County Sheriff's Office released new details Friday morning regarding an officer-involved shooting Thursday night.
The victim, 26-year-old Nicholas Cannady, remains hospitalized in critical condition at the Orange Park Medical Center following the shooting, according to Clay County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Mary Justino.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Deputy Reginald Hyatt fired the shots that struck Cannady after he allegedly approached police armed with a gun and pointed it at deputies. Hyatt has less than two years on the force.
Deputies were called to Mariners Wharf Apartments at 351 Crossings Boulevard just after 10:00 p.m. Thursday on reports of a 26-year-old suicidal man.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Hyatt performed first aid on Cannady before Clay County Fire and Rescue personnel made it to the scene.
In the time Hyatt has been with the CCSO, he has received citizen commendations and was named Deputy of the Month in June 2012 for his work to identify and arrest suspects in a rash of auto burglaries committed in two counties.
Per CCSO standard procedures following an incident of this type, Deputy Hyatt will have three days paid administrative leave. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will be responsible for investigating the shooting incident.