Largo Police respond to the Whispering Pines MHP after shots fired, man in custody


Officers from the Largo Police Department responded to the Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park off 142nd Avenue in Largo.

At 8:40 p.m. on August 01, 2020, Largo Police Officers responded to a suicidal subject call at 7501 142nd Ave. North. It was reported that an intoxicated male subject was armed with several firearms and had locked himself inside his bedroom.

As officers arrived on scene, the subject, identified as 58 year-old Francis Fahey, fired several rounds from inside his residence. Multiple officers from the Largo Police Department returned fire.

Booking photo of 58 year-old Francis Fahey

No Largo Police Officers or the subject were injured during this exchange of gunfire.

The area was then locked down and the Largo Tactical Apprehension and Control Team was activated and responded to the scene. Fahey again fired several rounds from inside his residence.

Shortly after 3 a.m., Fahey was taken into custody inside his residence without injury.

No other citizens or officers were injured as a result of this incident.

Fahey was booked into the Pinellas County Jail and faces 5 counts of attempted first degree murder.

This incident is actively being investigated by the Largo Police Department.


  1. I live here in Whispering Pines MHP fairly close to the scene and I can tell you it was chaotic! But I do gotta say thank you to the Largo PD for keeping our community safe and taking the man into custody without killing him! And people want to defund police and even get rid of them completely, to them I say you guys are all stupid!


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