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Federal law enforcement officer fatally shot by Monroe County deputies

CBS Miami
CBS Miami
 2022-08-10

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MIAMI - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating a fatal deputy-involved shooting, in which an off-duty federal law enforcement officer was killed in Key Largo.

Officials said deputies from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of an intoxicated, armed "suicidal man" at a residence near Mile Marker 94.8 at approximately 10:42 a.m. on Wednesday.

Responding deputies said they observed a man at the residence and confirmed he was armed.

The man told deputies he was intoxicated and was prepared to confront law enforcement.

Deputies say the man appeared a second time and pointed a firearm at law enforcement officers, who responded by firing at him.

First-aid was administered, but the man was pronounced dead.

The man was identified as 48-year-old Lane Morgan Caviness, who was an off-duty federal law enforcement officer.

"Although this appears to be a suicide by cop situation," said Sheriff Rick Ramsay, "as I always do in such cases, I have asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to conduct an independent investigation into this matter."

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Cassandra Richards
08-11

Cops are human and they have issues too. No one is perfect. My condolences and prayers goes to the family.

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Linda Corey
08-11

here in Arizona it was retired chief of the Maricopa county corrections facility pointed a gun at police here in Phoenix they didn't shoot him because they knew who he was so he got away with it

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hobo 45
08-11

yep another one bites the dust. what is this now for the Clintons 156 or 157 I dont remember. pour feller just knew to much and was lookin for a way out just wait and see theres goin to be alot more

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