Nicholas Kocolis dead: Nicholas Kocolis cause of death – obituary – tributes
- Death date: August 7, 2020
- Age: 51 year old
- Cause of death: shot and killed by deputies after firing shots at them in a Burger King parking lot near Newsome Road in Dover.
How did Nicholas Kocolis die?
A suspect was shot and killed early Friday in Dover near Interstate 4 after an exchange of gunfire with deputies.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Nicholas Kocolis, 51, was shot by deputies after firing shots at them in a Burger King parking lot near Newsome Road in Dover.
Authorities said Kocolis fired multiple shots at deputies, forcing three deputies to return fire. Kocolis was struck and died from his injuries at the scene. No deputies were hit or injured.
Shortly after midnight on Friday, deputies located Kocolis, who was earlier identified as the suspect in a shooting that occurred on Williams Road at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Deputies said Kocolis had waited outside his ex-girlfriend’s home Thursday afternoon.
When she arrived home as the passenger in a truck, deputies said Kocolis approached a truck and shot the driver, then forced his ex-girlfriend into the driver’s seat.
Kocolis got into the passenger seat and ordered the female victim to drive. A short distance later, she crashed the truck into a water-filled culvert.
Deputies said as she got out of the truck and ran off, Kocolis fired gunshots at her. She was not injured.
Deputy Involved Shooting: Nicholas Kocolis has a lengthy criminal history to include 16 years in prison for trafficking cocaine, he also served time for felon in possession of a firearm and burglary. pic.twitter.com/Ba82eTGw9Q
— Chad Chronister (@ChadChronister) August 7, 2020
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