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Andrew Anthony Williams, 48
Melrose, Florida
March 08, 2015

Agencies: Putnam County Sheriff's Office Florida

Last updated: about 2 years ago

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Andrew Anthony Williams was hit an undetermined number of times during the reverse sting in the Putnam Loop area of western Putnam County, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies and detectives were conducting the drug sting Friday night and had completed 10 drug sales and arrested as many people, the Sheriff’s Office said. The 11th drug sale occurred about 10 p.m., but when deputies identified themselves and tried to arrest the man, he drove away quickly and hit a tree. The man next backed up toward the deputies, then put the vehicle into drive and turned toward some of them, the Sheriff’s Office said. Four deputies fired at the oncoming vehicle almost simultaneously, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies administered emergency first aid to Williams, then paramedics took him to a hospital where he was declared dead. Sgt. Robert Nelson was wounded in the arm during the gunfire but was hit by another deputy.