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Man shot by deputies after pursuit in Polk County

Posted at 10:41 PM, Jul 22, 2018

POLK COUNTY, Fla — Deputies are investigating a deputy-involved shooting in Auburndale. A deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop at around 7:45 p.m. Sunday night at Daughtery Road near Pearce Road in Lakeland.

The suspect drove his car at the deputy and hit him with his car. The Sheriff’s Office says the deputy is going to be okay.

The suspect fled the scene and deputies pursued the suspect and forced his car off the road at Berkley Road and Pace Road in unincorporated Auburndale.

When the suspect's vehicle came to a stop deputies, say he jumped out of his car, and the shooting occurred.  No deputies were injured in the shooting.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.