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    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


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


    • 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


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


    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.

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