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FHP trooper involved in shooting with Citrus County bank robbery suspect, CCSO says

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Jul 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-22 23:08:22-04

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was involved in a shooting with a Citrus County suspected bank robber late Thursday morning.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) said Jeromee Wade Greenough entered TD Bank shortly before noon on in Crystal River. Authorities said Greenough approached the counter and demanded money from the tellers, while waving a gun. After getting an undisclosed amount of money, deputies said Greenough left in a white vehicle.

According to CCSO, FHP saw a vehicle matching the suspect's description traveling down Fort Island Trail and they initiated a traffic stop. According to CCSO, when officials attempted to contact Greenough, he sped off attempting to strike law enforcement with his vehicle to avoid capture.

CCSO said officials used spike strips to deflate Greenough's tires. FHP pursued Greenough to further immobilize the vehicle. Deputies said Greenough exited his vehicle, armed himself with a rifle and took off running toward a playground area.

Authorities said an FHP trooper was in a forceful situation with Greenough and shot him. According to CCSO, Greenough was given first aid at the scene and transported to a medical facility for non-life threatening injuries.

CCSO said Greenough will be charged with robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, and fleeing and eluding law enforcement among other charges.

FHP said the trooper has been placed on administrated leave per FHP policy. FDLE is investigating the incident.