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BREAKING: Florida Deputy Shot By 69-Year-Old Gunman

A Highlands County sheriff's deputy has been shot.

Lake Placid, FL – A Highlands County deputy was shot Sunday night in Lake Placid.

According to Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy responded to a dispute on Baltimore Way just before 7:56 p.m.

After the deputy arrived, another call came in that the deputy had been shot.

A second deputy arrived and arrested the 69-year-old male gunman.

The deputy has been airlifted to Lee Memorial hospital in critical condition.

Neither the deputy or suspect have been identified at this time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the wounded hero and his family.

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