Three suspects are in custody following the shooting death of 30-year-old Florida Wildlife Conservation officer Julian Keen Jr., who was killed on Sunday morning.
Police responded to reports of a shooting incident in LaBelle Sunday morning and found the officer. Fox 13 reported that investigators “currently have three suspects in custody and are questioning them at this time”:
It is with heavy hearts that we confirm the tragic death of Officer Julian Keen. Our thoughts are with his friends and family during this difficult time. #Officer #Florida #LawEnforcement pic.twitter.com/SJdgwqcQ5S
— MyFWC (@MyFWC) June 14, 2020
“We are deeply saddened by the death of FWC Officer Keen. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, members of FWC, friends and community,” Hendry County Sheriff Steven Whidden said, vowing that they will “do everything [they] can to bring about justice to those guilty in his shooting death.”
“We all knew Officer Julian Keen Jr, and he wasn’t only our brother-but a role model for the community, he will be missed,” Whidden added.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, which is leading the investigation into the fatal shooting.