Hernando Sheriff: Woman shot after threatening deputies with shotgun in Brooksville

Posted at 5:21 PM, Aug 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 13:31:20-04

Deputies shot at a woman who they say threatened them with a shotgun in Hernando County. 

Deputies responded to a residence located at 915 Cedar Drive in Brooksville at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday for a report of a suicidal female barricaded in a home.

Deputies say that the woman was armed with a shotgun and had access to numerous weapons inside the home.

The woman exited the home and pointed a shotgun at several deputies that were surrounding the residence.

Preliminary reports indicate that three Hernando County Sheriff's Office deputies discharged their firearms at the woman in defense. The woman was airlifted to the hospital where she remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. 

No deputies were injured in the shooting.

The three deputies that fired their weapons will be placed paid administrative leave while they shooting is investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

They have been identified as Deputy Gregory Locke, employed by HCSO since 10/20/2013, Master Deputy Michael Beckwith, employed by HCSO since 7/23/1990, and Sergeant Brandon Ross, employed by HCSO since 3/7/1994. 

On Monday, Hernando County Sheriff's Office obtained a warrant for the arrest of Lori Lee Brandon, 49. She was charged with five counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.

Once released from the hospital, Brandon will be transported to the Hernando County Detention Center.