The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has charged William F. Case, DOB 4-5-63, with Attempted Murder in connection with today’s officer involved shooting in Sarasota.
A preliminary investigation determined that Deputy Kenneth Ryan Frailing was serving a Final Notice of Eviction to Case at his duplex, 2601 Ringling Blvd., at about 10:15 a.m., accompanied by the landlord.
Deputy Frailing knocked on the door and announced his presence, and it was at that time that Case opened the door and raised a handgun, prompting the deputy to fire his department-issued handgun six times, hitting Case twice.
Case was notified of his eviction 10 days ago and on Tuesday received notice that he had 24 hours to vacate the premises. At some point Case changed the locks and anticipated the arrival of a deputy sheriff today. In addition to the loaded .40 caliber pistol that Case brandished, he also had a loaded .357 magnum in a nylon bag that was draped over his shoulder as he stood at the doorway.
Case remains hospitalized and is under guard until he can be booked into the Sarasota County Jail.
Deputy Frailing, who has been employed by the sheriff’s office for more than 11 years, was unharmed and is on paid leave during the administrative investigation.