Police: Man Involved In Early Morning Altercation With TPD Killed Self

Jun 30, 2016

Update 3:00 p.m.: The Tallahassee Police Department says Patrick G. Keeney, 36, died due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound early this morning.

Officers Matthew Smidt and Douglas Kutchera were dispatched to 631 W. 8th Avenue at approximately 4:50 a.m. Thursday.

According to Deputy Chief Darrell Furuseth, Keeney's wife called saying her husband was on the front yard threatening suicide with a handgun.

He said after the officers tried to talk with Keeney, two shots were fired at the scene: one from Kutchera and the other from Keeney. 

This is a screenshot of where the incident occurred Thursday morning.
Credit GoogleMaps

"Based upon the initial assessment of the scene (and) physical evidence recovered-most importantly the recovery of the officer's bullet within a fixed object-our preliminary findings at this point is that Officer Kutchera was not responsible for the injuries to the male," Furuseth said at a press conference with reporters. "It is our belief the male took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound."

Following the incident, Furuseth said both officers began administering CPR to Keeney. Emergency Medical Services were also called in attempt to save his life.

The investigation is still ongoing says TPD Spokesman Officer David Northway. Investigators are still trying to determine which shot came first. According to TPD policy, both officers are on administrative leave.


Original Story: TPD Spokesman David Northway says the two officers tried to talk to the man then exchanged gunfire. Per protocol, the two officers have been put on administrative leave.

More information about the incident will be released at a 1:30 p.m. news conference. Follow Tori Whitley on Twitter at @victoriahart2 for live updates.

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