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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-752

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 30, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Deputy Involved Shooting

    The suspect advanced aggressively upon the deputy and pulled a 10-inch screw driver from a bag.
    • Wednesday
    • November 29, 2017
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Brushy Creek Drive
    • Tampa, Florida


    Babak Payrow
    DOB: 08/11/1982
    5654 Tranquility Lane
    Tampa FL

    Deputy Involved:

    Deputy David Cloud, 28
    Assigned Patrol District 3
    Employed with HCSO since September 2014



    The following press advisory is preliminary details of what's known at the time of this release and is subject to change as the investigation continues:

    On November 29, 2017, Deputy David Cloud was on routine patrol in a residential neighborhood when he observed a suspicious person walking in the 5300 block of Brushy Creek Drive. Deputy Cloud followed the person a short distance until he exited his patrol vehicle in an attempt to talk to the suspect. Immediately, the suspect turned around and began aggressively approaching Deputy Cloud. Deputy Cloud gave numerous commands to get back. The suspect continued aggressively advancing upon the deputy and pulled a 10-inch screw driver from a bag. The deputy in fear for his life, pulled his service weapon and shot the suspect at least one time. The suspect was transported to a local hospital where at the time of this release, was listed in critical condition. The deputy was not injured in this incident. Deputy Cloud will be placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

    Detectives are processing the crime scene and conducting neighborhood interviews. Detectives have learned that Payrow has a prior arrest for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Domestic Violence charges and Resisting Arrest of Law Enforcement personnel. Criminal charges are pending for Payrow on this latest incident.

    The investigation continues.


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