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Deputy Involved Shooting Leaves Suspect and Deputy Injured, Suspect Armed with a Pellet Gun

NEW PORT RICHEY (PASCO) – The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Deputy involved shooting that occurred in the area of US-19 and Gulf Blvd.

According to officials, deputies were investigating a shooting around 7:40 p.m. when a 36-year-old male suspect shot at them with what turned out to be a pellet gun. Two deputies returned fire, striking the suspect in the legs several times. One of the deputies was struck by a pellet in the leg but was not seriously injured, according to officials. The suspect was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

We will bring more on this story as it develops.

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  • Never mind, they’re back now! Delete—Refresh—Delete—Refresh!

    Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 7:23 pm
  • What happened to the other comments that were posted on this story (mine included?) Did sheriff Al get upset?

    Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 7:21 pm
  • Well, that’s one stupid way to get shot. I guess I’ll have to ask the question, “WHY”?? But I would have the same question for most of the violent perps I see in the news in the Pasco/Hernando area.

    Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 2:25 pm
  • Talk about stupid.

    Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 11:39 am
  • Moral to the story: Don’t take a pellet gun to a REAL GUN FIGHT!

    Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 11:31 am
  • Send both deputies back to the range for additional training. The asshole suspect should be in the morgue this am, not the hospital. Yep here goes, when the jerk gets out of hospital, hangem than shootem, case solved and closed.

    Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 5:26 am
    • …and if the deputies killed him, you would be the first to scream, the should have to wound.

      Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 8:21 am
  • Wtf shoot a bb gun at the cops

    Monday, 3 July 2017, 10:07 pm
  • maybe the same idiot that was waving one around in traffic a couple days ago that got away.

    Monday, 3 July 2017, 9:52 pm
    • Tom, what is the rest of the story, such as the name of the suspect?
      That information can’t be that hard to find out?!

      Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 9:25 am

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