Who was Joshua Moyers?
Authorities say a Florida sheriff’s deputy named Joshua Moyers died two days after being shot twice by a former Marine he had pulled over.
Nassau Deputy Joshua Moyers was shot in the face and back early Friday, and doctors predicted he wouldn’t survive his injuries.
According to The Florida Times-Union, Moyers, a deputy since 2015, stopped a stolen Chrysler SUV early Friday and requested the driver to exit after he gave the officer a false identity.
He was 29 years old.
Who Is The Killer?
The manhunt for alleged gunman Patrick McDowell, 35, who is still on the loose and deemed dangerous, continued on Monday.
The reward for McDowell’s capture is $54,000. On Sunday, Sheriff Bill Leeper shared a message on Twitter, “It is with great sadness that I announce Deputy Josh Moyers has passed this afternoon, September 26, 2021 at 2:19 PM at UF Health in Jacksonville,”
“Please keep Josh’s family and fiancé in your thoughts and prayers as we navigate this terrible tragedy.”
Before fleeing across train tracks, the driver fired two rounds.
According to the Times-Union, a passenger in the Chrysler also fled but was later apprehended by authorities.
Our hearts remain heartbroken for our brothers and sisters @NCSO_FL. Interim Chief Troche has authorized our Officers to wear mourning bands on their badges in respect and remembrance of Deputy Joshua Moyers who died after being shot during a traffic stop last week.💔 pic.twitter.com/Qq4jtpqv8A
— Sarasota Police Department (@SarasotaPD) September 27, 2021
According to the publication, McDowell, 35, is suspected of shooting a police dog who was following him.
According to Leeper, “This guy is dangerous,”
“If you’re in a home and he breaks into your home and you have a gun, blow him out the door ‘cause he’s like a rabid animal.”
🔹 Blessed Are The Peacemakers 🔹
Deputy Sheriff Joshua Moyers
Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
— National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) (@GLFOP) September 27, 2021