Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri has released surveillance and dashcam video of the deputy involved shooting after a man shot his neighbor and shot at a deputy in unincorporated St. Petersburg on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
Surveillance video shows 65-year-old Larry Dennis Hoad brandishing a 9mm handgun. Hoad is seen firing multiple shots including into his neighbor’s home. Dashcam video of the incident shows Sergeant Matt McLane’s encounter with Hoad.
Sheriff Gualtieri credited Deputy Jeff Nelson for his quick thinking and heroic efforts that kept shooting victim, 30-year-old Shawn Smith, alive until paramedics arrived. “Deputy Nelson took off his uniform shirt, bulletproof vest and t-shirt. He took his t-shirt and stuffed it into Smith’s chest and was able to stop the blood flow. Because of that, he [Smith] did not bleed out at the scene”.