At approximately 9:30 P.M., the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls of a shooting in the 4400 block of 28th Avenue. Responding deputies located Indian River County Sheriff’s Corrections Deputy Garry Chambliss with a gunshot wound. Deputy Chambliss was transported to the Indian River Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Information was received that suspects in the shooting were seen leaving the Gifford area in a black Chevrolet Camaro. Deputies located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at Powerline Road and County Road 510. One suspect was taken into custody but deputies are currently searching for a second suspect who has not yet been named. Details of the shooting are still under investigation at this time. More will be released as it comes available.
Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, “This is a tragic day for the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. We are actively investigating this homicide as we face the difficult reality of losing one of our own to violence. We will find those responsible for this senseless loss of life and put them in prison where they belong. Please pray for the family of Deputy Garry Chambliss and everyone at the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office during this difficult time.”