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Suspect injured after deputy-involved shooting in Citrus County

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Posted at 6:08 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 18:08:23-04

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. — A suspect was injured and taken into custody after a deputy-involved shooting in Citrus County Friday afternoon.

The sheriff's office said shortly before 2 p.m., deputies responded to a call for a service at a home on Filmore St. in Beverly Hills in response to a suspect breaking car windows.

When deputies arrived, the suspect displayed deadly force. The deputy on scene then fired his weapon to stop the threat.

At this time, the suspect is in custody and is receiving medical treatment.

As with any deputy-involved shooting, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the incident.

"This was a very dangerous situation that risked the lives of dozens of innocent people and consumed our full-attention in order to protect our citizens," said Sheriff Prendergast. "We are very thankful that no one from the Citrus County Sheriff's Office was injured and that they will all go home to their families tonight."

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Citrus County Sheriff's Office at (352) 726-1121.