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Authorities identify Holiday man who killed himself surrounded by SWAT

HOLIDAY — Authorities on Monday released the name of the Holiday man who, they say, shot and killed himself after deputies surrounded his home Saturday night.

Robert Heflin, 53, fired shots at two people Saturday afternoon, according to Pasco Sheriff's reports. Both times he missed. One bullet passed through the door of an empty parked car.

Deputies were called out to the home at 6:15 p.m. About 8 p.m., Heflin barricaded himself inside. SWAT members were called in because deputies were not sure if he was still armed.

They surrounded the home in the 1800 block of Grand Boulevard and evacuated two other people from inside. Neighbors also were evacuated from their homes.

He shot himself a short time later, reports state. Deputies went inside and found Heflin with a single gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m.

Authorities identify Holiday man who killed himself surrounded by SWAT 08/25/14 [Last modified: Monday, August 25, 2014 4:53pm]
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