Isaac Scroggie

GULF BREEZE, Fla. — A 24-year-old former Paola resident was shot and killed by a Florida police officer March 27 during an apparent break-in attempt.

Isaac M. Scroggie was pronounced dead at the scene after an officer shot him while responding to a 911 call from a 69-year-old woman who said someone was trying to break into her residence, according to a report from the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.

The report was written by another responding officer, who said initially it was thought that both the suspect and an officer had been shot, and all available units responded to the neighborhood in emergency mode.

Responding officers found Scroggie lying in the driveway with a gunshot wound to the chest, and it was determined that the officer who fired the gun was not physically injured besides some abrasions on his lower arms, although he was visibly shaken up, according to the report.

Specifics about the shooting were not released in the report, and the incident is still under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The two offenses listed in the report were battery of a law enforcement officer and unarmed burglary of an occupied dwelling. The report states that Scroggie gained access to the home by breaking a window.

The home is located on Bright Water Drive in Gulf Breeze, Fla., near Pensacola Beach and the Gulf of Mexico. Scroggie’s last known address was in Pensacola, Fla.

Scroggie grew up in Paola and attended Holy Trinity Catholic School and Paola High School. He graduated from Pittsburg State University with a degree in Graphic Communications in 2016.

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