Woman wounded in standoff dead

Published: Friday, January 4, 2013 at 03:18 PM.

Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock was able to reach Loflin by telephone and during a 15-minute conversation attempted to convince her to relinquish her weapon to authorities, according to the release. Loflin was adamant that any attempt by law enforcement to come near her home would result in her firing on both officers and subsequently herself, according to the sheriff’s office report.

Haddock was able to convince Loflin to accept a phone call from McKeithen, who was on scene at the time. McKeithen was able to speak to her for about an hour. During this time, she remained armed on the porch of her residence, according to the report. 

Following this conversation, Bay County SWAT team fired a non-lethal round that struck Loflin and knocked her to the ground. She was able to recover and pointed her weapon in the direction of the SWAT team members. Officers with Bay County SWAT then fired at Loflin, according to the release. Loflin was then taken via Air Heart to Bay Medical in Panama City.

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