Suspect dead, 2 Florida officers wounded in shootout

Posted at 10:01 AM, Feb 25, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-25 18:12:32-04

CASSELBERRY, Fla. (AP) -- Police have identified a suspect who died during a shootout with two central Florida police officers.

Casselberry Police Chief Larry Krantz says 65-year-old James Lee Parran called officers early Saturday to say he had battered his wife.

Krantz says that when officers arrived, Parran came out of his house firing a shotgun. The officers returned fire and Parran went back inside. He was later found dead.

He said it is unclear if the officers shot Parran or if he killed himself.

Two officers were treated at a hospital for pellet wounds and released.

Neighbor Billy Raye Carson Jr. told the Orlando Sentinel that Parran had never caused problems, saying he often spent time on his front porch listening to country music.