The St. Johns County man who was shot on Katnack Road on Wednesday died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.
District Medical Examiner Predrag Bulic performed an autopsy on Rodney Wayne Stevens, 64, and released the findings today.
The deputy who fired the shot, Thomas Coward, 29, has been placed on administrative leave, according to the Sheriff’s Office. That is standard procedure when an officer is involved in a shooting.
Deputies went to the house around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday after someone reported that another person at the house was armed and threatening people.