DOVER — A man who barricaded himself in his home Saturday was charged with eight counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after he shot at deputies as they negotiated with him, authorities said.
Deputies responded to the home of Robert Fiske, 64, about 2:30 p.m. on reports that he was making suicidal threats, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. When deputies arrived, Fiske was inside alone and refused to come out.
Negotiators and members of the SWAT team attempted to talk Fiske out of his home, but Fiske armed himself with a handgun and told deputies he would shoot them if they entered, deputies said.
During extensive negotiations, eight deputies in a tactical vehicle approached the home to deliver a telephone to Fiske when he fired at least two rounds at them, deputies said. He admitted to negotiators that he intended to shoot the deputies in the vehicle.
Negotiations ended nine hours later when Fiske walked out of his home. No one was injured and Fiske was taken to a Hillsborough County jail.
Fiske, of 6007 Harwell Estates Drive, was being held without bail.