Shooting Involving Two Deputies Injures One Suspect
July 28, 2013
A shooting involving two Escambia County deputies left one person injured early this morning.
Neighbors said deputies had followed the man home perhaps thinking the car was stolen, but the car belonged to the victim’s mother and he had permission to drive it. The man was reportedly bent over into the car in his own driveway looking for a cigarette when deputies arrived and approached.
During the incident two deputies discharged their handguns striking the subject, who was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney’s Office are investigating. The two deputies will be placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is under investigation, which is standard procedure.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, in a written statement, said no further information will be released this weekend.