FDLE investigating deputy-involved shooting in Hamilton County Wednesday

On Thursday May 9, 2024 the Hamilton County Sheriffs Office requested the assistance of the Alachua County Sheriffs Office (ACSO) to serve a domestic violence injunction and an Ex Parte Risk Protection Order. The suspect, Joseph A. Ogle (4/10/1965) considered himself a sovereign citizen. He was also a veteran with training/experience working with minor explosives and firearms. It was also confirmed Ogle was in possession of numerous rifles and handguns and he had fortified his residence.

As the investigation progressed, probable cause for criminal charges was established, and an arrest warrant was obtained for Written or Electronic Threats to Kill, do Bodily Injury or Conduct a Mass Shooting or Act of Terrorism with no bond.

The morning of Wednesday, May 15, 2024 members of ACSO and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office surrounded the suspect’s home. Contact was established and he refused to come outside. After lengthy negotiations, the suspect started firing at law enforcement personnel and their assets. He told law enforcement he would continue shooting and would commit suicide if necessary. During the subsequent standoff, the suspect presented himself armed with a handgun. At approximately 10:45 a.m., the suspect was shot by a member of ACSO’s SWAT team and was pronounced dead on scene.

Read more: WTXL (Tallahassee, FL)