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Who is Juan Sarmiento? Homicide Suspect Killed By Swat officer

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After allegedly killing a man, the suspect was holding his girlfriend hostage.
During a nine-hour standoff in Wimauma on Wednesday, a Florida SWAT officer fatally shot a homicide suspect before rescuing the suspect’s girlfriend, whom he was holding hostage.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were able to free the female captive after shooting Juan Sarmiento, 42, who was known to law enforcement before to the incident (HCSO).

Who is Juan Sarmiento?

He’d been arrested on eight felony offenses earlier, including aggravated assault and aggravated battery with a lethal weapon.

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“Ultimately, this is never the outcome we want to see in incidents such as these,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a Wednesday statement. “Thanks to the brave actions of the friend who called our dispatch center to report the shooting, we were able to save a woman who was held hostage and was potentially in a life-threatening situation.”