Shortly after Nassau County Bill Leeper stated Saturday that Deputy Josh Moyers would not endure Friday’s capturing, he gave guidance to house owners that may come across shooting suspect Patrick McDowell.
“If you’re in a home and he breaks into your home and you have a gun, blow him out the door,” Leeper stated, “Because he’s like a rabid animal. He will kill you, with his mindset.”
“What he did to that deputy was uncalled for and unnecessary and he needs to pay for it.”
Leeper stated Saturday regardless of the initiatives of the clinical personnel at UF Health Jacksonville, gunfires to Moyers’ back and also head did excessive damages. His household had actually decided to contribute his body organs. Moyers is 29 years of ages.
While clinical employees looked for receivers, police employees looked for McDowell.
“We now have a murderer on the loose in our community,” Leeper stated.
The summary launched claims the 35-year-old McDowell has brownish hair, blue eyes and also has broad jewelry openings in his ears. A Duval County apprehension record from 2019 claims he’s 6-feet high and also remained in the 180-pound array. He’s on medicine transgressor probation tillNov 23, 2022 after a sentence in Duval County for saying built costs.
McDowell’s thought about armed and also hazardous, particularly as court documents state he’s obtained basic training to choose any kind of tools. Leeper stated McDowell likewise fired a replacement canine searching for him.
First Coast Crimestoppers, the Florida Deputy Association and also the Florida Sheriff’s Association each have actually added $5,000 to an incentive swimming pool for details causing McDowell’s capture. The First Coast Crimestoppers number is 866-845-8477 (IDEAS).
A terrible web traffic quit
In a voice that quavered, quit and also began while turning per psychological bar, Leeper explained Friday what he saw on video clip and also what he understood from documents of the web traffic quit.
Moyers was gone out on what Leeper labelled “a minor call” a couple of mins right intoFriday While behind a wine red Chrysler minivan, something triggered him to make a web traffic quit near the junction of State Road 200 and also Sandy Ford Road, near train tracks in Callahan.
A guy was driving with a lady in the guest seat, however he really did not have a motorist’s certificate and also he offered Moyers a phony name, Leeper stated. The tag returned signed up to an additional cars and truck. Leeper stated they would certainly find out the minivan had actually been taken in Jacksonville.
Moyers went back to the minivan to inform the motorist all the above and also ask him if a) he had any kind of tools and also if b) he would certainly get out of the cars and truck. Moyers grabbed the cars and truck door. A train rolled towards them, beginning the going across lights.
“At that time — and all this is on video — the driver’s arm came out the vehicle with a handgun, shot the deputy one time right here” Leeper stated while sharp to his head.
His voice captured as he proceeded, “As the deputy fell down, reached out and shot him in the back. Prior to the arms of the railroad crossing coming down, he sped off. Just got through.”
Leeper stated replacements discovered the minivan in a woody brush location. The female called 911 and also informed them McDowell was the motorist and also shooter.