Indian River County sheriff makes plea to find off-duty deputy's killer

Deputy Chambliss was off duty when he was shot
Posted at 3:53 PM, Feb 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-20 22:45:15-05

Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar has made an emotional plea to help solve the shooting death of one of his deputies.

He said they have a number of leads but the only arrest so far is 21-year-old Makhail Chambliss, a distant relatives of the deputy Garry Chambliss who was shot and killed Friday night in Gifford.

Deputy Chambliss, who was off duty, was not the intended target of the bullet that struck and killed him.

Makhail is not charged with killing the deputy, but is behind bars accused of firing a weapon from a car.

The sheriff wants the public to come forward with information.


On Friday, February 24th, 2017, a public viewing will be held at the Wabasso Church of God, 8710 64th Avenue, Wabasso, Florida, 32970 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Overflow parking for the viewing will be at Wabasso Park, 8900 64th Avenue, with continuous shuttle service provided by Go-Line.
On Saturday, February 25th, 2017, Deputy Chambliss' funeral will be held at Central Assembly of God, 6767 20th Street, Vero Beach, Florida, 32966. Ample parking will be available on site.