Callaway man charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer

CALLAWAY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Callaway man is facing charges after Bay County Sheriff's officials said he fired a gun over a patrol car while wearing a bulletproof vest Saturday.

Sheriff's officials said they responded to a call about a man walking residential streets in Callaway while shooting a handgun.

Deputies said they found William Egan, 26, walking on a street holding a Beretta 9mm handgun and wearing a bulletproof vest.

They said when they approached him, Egan turned and fired over the patrol car and fled, taking off his vest.

When he was surrounded by deputies in a field, they say he dropped his gun and was taken into custody without further incident.

Investigators believe Egan became angry after a verbal argument with his family, went for a walk, and brought his gun and bulletproof vest.

Officials said when he was confronted by a family member in the front yard of their home, Egan continued arguing until he fired the gun at the ground and then at a family member's vehicle.

They said Egan walked down the street while firing randomly until deputies arrived.

No one was reportedly injured.

Officials said Egan told investigators he was very angry and wanted to die by forcing a deputy to shoot him.

He was taken to the Bay County Jail and charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Wearing a Bullet Proof Vest in the Commission of a Felony.