Polk deputy shoots, kills child porn suspect after he attacked female deputy

Polk County

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly deputy-involved shooting that occurred in Dundee on Friday.

The incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. on 8th Street North.

According to Sheriff Grady Judd, detectives responded to the home in regards to an undercover child pornography investigation.

Deputies Christine Smith, 41, and Trent Medley, 29, entered the home and spoke to Andres Estrada, 21.

Sheriff Judd said at first, the investigation was going well. The deputies introduced themselves and said what they were doing. Judd said Estrada was cooperative.

Estrada’s brother Claudio was present as well.

Estrada gave the deputies his laptop and cellphone as the brother sat with them at the kitchen table.

The deputies discovered an image of child pornography in his deleted files on his cellphone.

Deputy Medley asked Deputy Smith to read Estrada his rights and left the home.

As soon as Deputy Medley left, Andres Estrada lunged at Deputy Smith, knocked her down, and began to beat her.

Judd said Estrada screamed, “you’re not going to do this to me.”

Claudio tried to get his brother off the deputy.

Judd said Deputy Medley heard his partner calling for help and saw Estrada reaching for her gun when he entered the home.

Medley fired three shots.

Estrada was found dead when backup arrived.

“We don’t choose to shoot people. People choose for us to shoot them,” Judd said.

Deputy Smith was taken to a hospital and has since been released. The brother of the suspect is being cooperative.

Deputy Medley was hired by the sheriff’s office in Feb 2014. Deputy Smith was hired in Dec. 2006.

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