Port Richey, FL. (THECOUNT) — Dale Glen Massad, current mayor of Port Richey, Florida, was arrested Thursday, but not before allegedly firing shots at law enforcement officers who were attempting to serve a search warrant, officials said.

State officials and SWAT members with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the Port Richey home, located at 8221 Hayward Lane, around 4:40 a.m. Thursday, reported Fox13News.


When officials arrived at the home, they “announced their presence” and attempted to enter the residence. That’s when bullets flew toward the SWAT members. Deputies said they did not return fire. There were no injuries and Massad was taken into custody. It’s unclear if he was the shooter.

It’s not the first time Massad was arrested. In August 2018, Massad was arrested on a domestic battery charge.

Massad, 64, had his medical license revoked in 1992, however, is accused of still practicing medicine inside his home. One medical procedure performed required additional hospital treatment from the patient, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing.

Geo quick facts: Port Richey is a city in Pasco County, Florida, United States. It is a suburban city included in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,671 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.