Bank robbery suspect shot by deputies has died

The shooting happened in Hernando County

A bank robbery suspect who was shot by deputies Friday has died, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office said.

About 11:16 a.m., deputies were called to Capital City Bank, 14011 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, after a robbery. Deputies spotted the suspect's truck in an area behind Bayfront Health Brooksville.

The suspect, Scott Michael Chamberlain, 43, fled the scene and led deputies on a chase. He rammed several patrol vehicles during the chase, deputies said.

The chase went onto Broad Street, and the truck stopped working just north of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Deputies engaged Chamberlain, firing at him.

Chamberlain was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

A possible hostage was taken from the truck by deputies. She was not harmed.

The seven deputies who discharged their firearms have been placed on administrative leave while state officials investigate the incident.

  • Detective Willard Stephens, 43, with the office since 2004. He fired a bean-bag round that was ineffective
  • Lieutenant Phil Lakin, 51, with the office since 2002
  • Sergeant Scott Lamia, 41, with the office since 1998
  • Detective Richard Purchase, 36, with the office since 2004
  • Detective Kim Burger, 45, with the office since 2000
  • Deputy Roy McLaughlin, 40, with the office since 2014
  • Deputy Richard Killingsworth, 27, with the office since 2013

 

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