Update from Officer Involved Shooting
From Kathryn Avenue
LAKELAND, FL (December 24, 2014)
The investigation is still ongoing at this time however here are a few more details from the officer involved shooting on December 22nd.
The involved officers are:
1. SWAT team member - Officer Jason Gates, 30 yrs of age, employed for 2 ½ years.
2. SWAT team member – Officer Jarrod Robinson, 25 yrs of age, employed for 2 yrs, 10 months.
3. Officer Christopher Cintron, 34 yrs of age, employed for 4 ½ yrs.
4. Sgt. Doug Brown, 40 yrs of age, employed for 13 yrs.
Per department policy, the officers will be placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
The handgun that James Monroe pointed at the officers was loaded with 9 rounds to include one round in the chamber. The handgun is described as a Smith & Wesson, 40 caliber, semi-automatic.
The officers fired a total of 31 rounds during the standoff. It is still unknown how many times Monroe was shot at this time as the autopsy has not been completed.
The deceased female, Susan Monroe, located in the house died as a result of a homicide. She had been shot once in the back of the head.
There is no additional information at this time.