Shooting Investigation Update

                                                                                                               NEWS RELEASE #: 17-004 - JANUARY 9, 2017

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is continuing to conduct the investigation into a shooting incident that occurred Sunday afternoon in Sarasota.

Deputies responded to 2311 Constitution Boulevard at approximately 1:23 p.m., for reports of a shooting. Investigation revealed that when the homeowner entered his house, he was assaulted by a burglar. Physical evidence inside the home indicated that the suspect forced his way in through a window while the family was out of town. When the homeowner and his family returned, he noticed things were out of place and was approached by the suspect who later retreated into a bedroom and armed himself with a baseball bat. The homeowner used a firearm to shoot and subsequently kill the suspect. Detectives believe the homeowner shot in self-defense and therefore, is not facing charges at this time.

The suspect is identified as Glenn Edward Oliver, DOB 11/28/86. He has an extensive criminal history and was recently released from prison after a 10-year sentence for Robbery with a Firearm and Carjacking. The investigation is ongoing.

*mug shot from 8-29-16 booking.
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