Man dead following deputy-involved shooting during traffic stop in Orange Park

Clay County

ORANGE PARK, Fla. — The Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating following a fatal deputy-involved shooting near the 1300 block of Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park.

CCSO said a Ford SUV was pulled over by Patrol Deputy William Whitman for a traffic violation around 11 p.m. Sunday.

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When backup K-9 deputy Andy McCrea arrived at the scene, deputies said a man brandished a hand gun.

McCrea shot and killed the man, Dylan Joseph Mark Cross, deputies said.

Authorities tell Action News Jax the deputy involved in this shooting also shot and killed suspect Ted Tilley in 2012 who killed Detective David White.

“The deputy has been with Clay County Sheriff’s Office for around 15 years. He has been a K-9 officer for and extensive period of time and he is a well-trained deputy,” said Chris Padgett of CCSO.

FDLE is leading the investigation. They are working to learn more about the events that led to the fatal shooting, whether or not the man fired any shots and how many shots the K-9 officer fired.

The man killed has not been identified at this time.