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Suspect dies after shootout with Citrus deputies


Published:   |   Updated: May 14, 2014 at 06:07 AM

A suspect who forced his way into a Citrus County house Tuesday night is dead after a shootout with deputies.

Deputies, fire rescue crews and paramedics, responding to a possible domestic situation near Hampshire Boulevard just before 10 p.m., found 41-year-old David James Barclay, of Dunnellon, was armed and had forced his way into the home of his estranged wife to see his 3-year-old son.

After SWAT team also responded, deputies say Barclay exchanged gunfire with deputies.

He died at the scene, deputies say, and nobody in the home was hurt.

A female roommate and her young child were also in the house, deputies say. While Barclay spoke with his wife, the roommate crawled out of a window with her child and called for help.

The four officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave, pending further review, according to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

An autopsy will be performed today and an investigation is ongoing, deputies say.

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