FDLE ST-27-0023INVESTIGATIVE SUMMARY
This is an Investigative SummaryFor a detailed account of this investigation, refer to the case file.
SUMMARY OF EVENTS
On Thursday, July 19, 2012, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) wascontacted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) to investigate the officer-involved shooting of Alfred Dobson. Agents responded to the scene of the shooting, andan investigation was initiated.
Events leading up to the shooting
On Thursday, July 19, 2012, PCSO Deputies Matthew Jones, Raymond Strickland andShannon Depew responded to the residence located atPutnam County, Florida. Deputies responded to the residence after thePutnam County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Alfred Dobson’s family member,asking for Deputies to respond to the residence due to Dobson makingunwanted sexual advances towards 13 year old daughter,and verbally threatening occupants of the residence, which caused a disturbance. Uponarrival at the residence, Deputies made contact with Dobson’s family members,andUpon arrival, Deputy Strickland stated that he learned from that Dobson hadmade sexual advances towards her juvenile daughter, Additionally, DeputyStrickland learned that feared for her and her daughter’s safety because of Dobson’s actions prior to Law Enforcement’s arrival. Deputy Strickland reported thatclaimed that Dobson was a paranoid schizophrenic who had past violent tendenciesthat included recent behavior pattern changes. further explained to DeputyStrickland that Dobson possibly ingested an unknown substance that could be describedas an illicit drug on the evening in question.