This screengrab from body camera video shows the moment John Reuben Turbe Jr. raised a gun and pointed it at Officer Bryan Velazquez on July 4, according to Tampa police. Velazquez then opened fire, fatally wounding Turbe. The Hillsborough State Attorney's office announced Friday that Velazquez was justified in opening fire on Turbe.
One of the shootings resulted in the death of a suspect who pointed a gun at an officer, authorities said.
The deputy was hospitalized Friday morning.
He is accused of massacring a Florida family under the delusion that they were child sex traffickers.
Officials are searching for Patrick McDowell, 35, who has been named a suspect in the shooting.


  1. Former TSA agent Jeremy West, 45, was accused of posing as his ex-wife on Twitter to post child pornography and naked pictures of her.
  2. Marvel actor and former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista holds Penny, his newly adopted puppy from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. She was found with a metal chain embedded in her neck that required surgery. Batista offered $5,000 reward for information on the abuser, and celebrity friends and others have added more than $7,000 more.
  3. Bryan Riley is accused fatally shooting four members of a family in Polk County.
  4. A sheriff’s deputy was in critical condition early Friday following a shooting during a traffic stop in north Florida, officials said.
  5. In this July 21 file photo, Angel Luis Rivera appears for his sentencing hearing at the Osceola courthouse. Rivera and his son, Christopher Otero-Rivera, were convicted in April of second-degree murder, abuse of a body and evidence tampering in the killing of Nicole Montalvo.
  6. The home of Brian Laundrie is seen in North Port on Tuesday. Federal officials say Laundrie, the boyfriend of Gabby Petito, whose body was found at a national park in Wyoming after a cross-country trip with him, has been indicted for unauthorized use of a debit card as searchers continued looking for him in Florida swampland.
  7. People embrace as police respond to the scene of a shooting at a Kroger's grocery store in Collierville, Tenn., on Thursday.
  8. In this courtroom sketch, R. Kelly, center, sits with his defense attorneys Thomas Farinella, top, and Nicole Blank Becker during the first day of his defense in his sex-trafficking case, Monday in New York.
  9. Joe Exotic was the talk of the early pandemic months after the premiere of " Tiger King."
  10. James Dailey, who faces execution for the 1985 murder of Shelly Boggio in Indian Rocks Beach, Dailey, center, is seated in court in Pinellas County, Thursday, March 5, 2020.
  11. Three Miami Beach police officers are now facing felony charges related to the rough arrests of two Black men at a South Beach hotel, prosecutors said Thursday.
  12. There's trouble at the Lonesome G. Ranch in southeast Hillsborough County, where owners Debbie and Anthony Gill say three new neighbors have been trespassing and hunting on their property.
  13. Two men are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Hernando County early Thursday morning.
  14. Kary Stevenson, 47, left, and Corey Quinn, 35, right, both of Tampa, face up to seven years in prison in a federal unemployment fraud case.
  15. Jonathan Stuart Chinchilla, 32, faces a charge of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries in a Dunedin crash that left a Pinellas sheriff's deputy with minor injuries.
  16. A federal grand jury in Tampa charges three people with coercing migrant workers from Mexico to work using illegal means, including imposing debts, confiscating passports, verbal abuse and isolation, as well as threats of arrest, deportation and physical harm.
  17. A Florida day care worker is accused of slapping a 4-month-old several times before twisting the baby’s leg until it broke, police said.
  18. Search teams fan out at  Carlton Reserve wilderness park in Sarasota County to search for Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, on Wednesday.  Petito, 22, was reported missing Sept. 11 by her parents after they said she did not respond to calls and texts for several days while the couple visited parks in the West. Her body was discovered Sunday at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
  19. Quadruple murder suspect Bryan Riley is led from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Lakeland on Sept. 5.
  20. Police say a man fatally shot two people and then killed himself in the drive-thru area of a Wendy’s restaurant in suburban Fort Lauderdale.
  21. University of South Florida forensic anthropology grad students and staff, from left: Gennifer Goad, Erin Kimmerle, Barbara Arriaga Espinoza, Tuesday Frasier and Kelsee Hetschel-Fey.
  22. A screenshot of video of the carjacking.
  23. This combo of photos provided by FBI Denver via @FBIDenver shows missing person Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito. Petito, 22, vanished while on a cross-country trip in a converted camper van with her boyfriend. Authorities say a body discovered Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Wyoming, is believed to be Petito. (Courtesy of FBI Denver via AP)