HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — An “armed and dangerous” suspect is being sought in a “suspicious” death investigation in a Brooksville neighborhood, according to deputies.

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said they received a 911 call around 10:15 p.m. from a citizen who reported a possible medical emergency near the entrance to the High Point Community in Brooksville.

Fire rescue crews called deputies to the scene after it was determined that a “criminal act” had taken place.

The victim was identified as an adult male. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Deputies said they are searching for the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Jeremy Jason Patterson.

Anyone who knows Patterson’s whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 352-754-6830. If you spot him, do not approach him, call 911. Deputies said he is considered “armed and dangerous.”

Residents inside the mobile home park were asked to stay indoors until the investigation was completed.

The main entrance to High Point at Highpoint Boulevard was closed. Residents were allowed access through a side entrance off Weeping Willow Street.

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