Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco stated the person who shot and killed his mom’s good friend Thursday afternoon was affected by psychological sickness.
- Pasco Sheriff: Brian Disario shot and killed his mom’s good friend David Armstrong, fifty six
- Disario stated Armstrong had been hitting on his girlfriend, who doesn’t exist
- Disario engaged in shootout with deputies in Pasco neighborhood
- Disario, who was later discovered lifeless inside house, had imaginary girlfriend, authorities stated
The incident began about three:30 p.m. when deputies closed a part of State Street fifty two close to Meadow Drive in Port Richey resulting from stories of an lively shooter within the Gulf Highlands subdivision. Disario had been within the storage of his residence together with his mom, her boyfriend and their good friend David Armstrong.
Nocco stated earlier than the suspect, 30-yr-previous Brian Disario, barricaded himself inside his house, he believed his mom’s pal, Armstrong, fifty six, was making an attempt to hit on Disario’s imaginary girlfriend.
“Please notice Brian doesn’t have a girlfriend. In his thoughts he did however in actuality he did not,” Nocco stated. “At one level Brian comes out and says to the sufferer, ‘you are messing with my girlfriend.’ The suspect then pulls out an extended gun and shoots the sufferer.”
Authorities stated Disario then walked out into the road armed with that weapon and engaged in a shootout with deputies. All of this unfolded Thursday afternoon lower than two blocks from Gulf Highlands Elementary Faculty.
“As they’re saying ‘sheriff’s workplace’ he raises the gun on the deputies and begins firing rounds on the deputies in the midst of the road in an in depth proximity to the varsity,” Nocco stated. “Our deputies returned hearth. There’s a gun battle out in that road.”
Gulf Highlands Elementary Faculty was positioned on lockdown, however authorities confused that college students have been protected and that the capturing was in a close-by neighborhood.
Nonetheless, residents and fogeys scrambled for info through the chaotic scene.
“Truly, I got here out and a police officer yelled at me that there was an lively shooter and that we needed to get again into our houses,” stated resident Nickie Thewes. “As we have been in the home, we might hear gunshots.”
After the gun battle, Disario went again into the house and barricaded himself inside. Deputies later discovered him lifeless inside the house.
It isn’t but recognized if Disario died from being struck by a deputy’s bullet or from a self-inflicted wound. Disario didn’t have a legal document however officers did say a number of weapons have been discovered inside t he residence.
Neighbor Lori Petit stated Disario moved into the house earlier this yr. In that point, she’d witnessed home incidents with the household.
“[Disario] can be arguing on a regular basis with individuals,” Petit stated. “There have been fixed fights, bickering forwards and backwards, cursing, simply loud. I imply, prime of their lungs.”
Nocco stated the deputies who fired at Disario have been positioned on routine administrative depart.
The incident stays underneath investigation.