Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
  • News Releases are to be used for informational purposes only.
    Information provided should not be relied upon for any type of legal action.

    Release Number: 12-500

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 14, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Armed Suspect Fires Assault Rifle At Deputies

    Deputies were responding to a domestic dispute.
    • Friday
    • December 14, 2012
    • Time: 1:10 AM
    • 4110 Silver Lane
    • Valrico, Florida

    Arrested:

    Allen W Harmeyer
    DOB: 11/29/1967
    4110 Silver Lane
    Valrico, Florida

    Charges:

    • Attempted Murder on a Law Enforcement Officer with a Discharge of a Firearm
    • Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer (5 Counts)
    • Domestic Violence Battery

    Victim:

    Krystal K Register
    DOB: 08/04/1978
    4110 Silver Lane
    Valrico, Florida

    Details:

    On December 14, 2012, at 1:10 a.m., Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to 4110 Silver Lane in Valrico after a Krystal Register said her boyfriend hit her and forced her from their residence during a verbal argument.

    Two deputies arrived on scene, and made contact with Allen Harmeyer at the front doorway of his home. Harmeyer made several verbal threats towards the deputies and went back inside his residence.

    Several minutes later, Harmeyer came back outside armed with an AK-47 style assault rife and fired multiple rounds towards the deputies. Harmeyer fired a full 30 round magazine of 7.62x39 caliber rounds at responding deputies. One deputy returned fire sending Harmeyer running back inside his home. A short time later, Harmeyer came out of his residence and surrendered.

     

    There were no injuries to Harmeyer or to any deputies. Two marked patrol vehicle sustained approximately five thousand dollars in damage from Harmeyer's gunfire.

     

    Krystal Register received minor bumps and bruises during the initial assault between her and Harmeyer. She was treated and released at the scene.

    There was no one else inside the residence during the exchange of gunfire.

    Approximately 1000 rounds of ammo and several other firearms were seized.

  • Sheriff David Gee
    Sheriff David Gee
Sheriff's Operations Center
Sheriff's Operations Center
  • Emergencies
  • 911
  • Non-Emergencies
  • (813) 247-8200
  • Crime Stoppers
  • (800) 873-8477
  • HCSO Telephone Directory
  • Click Here...
Orient Road Jail
© 2010 Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office all rights reserved.  Terms of Use | Privacy Policy