Deputy involved shooting in Pinellas County, man charged at deputies pointing rifle

The man had a history of mental illness
Posted at 5:06 AM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 06:08:45-05

Pinellas County deputies fired shots in a Largo neighborhood after they say a man charged at them, pointing a rifle. 

The suspect has non-life-threatening injuries and no deputies were injured in the shooting.

Late Monday night, deputies responded to a home on Oliver Street in unincorporated Largo to check the welfare of Logan Ulrich, 25. Logan's girlfriend, who lived out of state, was concerned about Logan and worried he may hurt himself. 

When deputies met with Logan and his parents at the residence around 9 p.m. on Monday night, they determined that he did not meet Baker Act criteria and they left the home. 

At 10:20 p.m., Logan's father called deputies back to the home from a neighbor's house, saying that Logan's behavior had gotten worse. Deputies spoke to Logan and his mother on the phone and could hear him trying to arm himself before he walked out of the home with a rifle. 

Ulrich charged at deputies with a rifle in hand. Deputies told him to drop the rifle but he didn't listen. He turned the rifle at the deputies when Sgt. Paul Langlais and Deputy Benjamin Fisher fired at the man, striking him in the leg, not killing him. 

Deputies say they found a single rifle round in his pocket. 

Ulrich was transported to Bayfront Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Ulrich will face charges however those charges have not been announced at this time. 

Story Developing. Stay with ABC Action News for updates. 

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox.

Follow us on Twitter

Follow @abcactionnews

Like us on Facebook