Havana, FL – A Gadsden County sheriff’s deputy was wounded in a shootout on Tuesday while responding to a call about a stolen vehicle.
Gadsden County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Anglie Holmes said the incident began at 11:45 a.m. on Nov. 16 when the deputy responded to a call about a vehicle that had been stolen from a business in Havana, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.
Lt. Holmes said that as deputies responded to the scene, they spotted the stolen car driving by.
One of the responding deputies was shot when a gunfight erupted between authorities and the suspect, WTXL reported.
The lieutenant said investigators were still trying to determine how exactly the incident unfolded at that point, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.
She said a deputy was shot during the exchange of gunfire near Jamieson Road, just north of Havana.
The lieutenant said she did not know whether the wounded deputy had fired his gun in the exchange.
Lt. Holmes said that suspect was captured in the woods nearby by the Florida Highway Patrol, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.
The wounded hero was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment, WTXL reported.
Officials have not released the deputy’s name, nor have they released information about his medical condition.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is heading up the investigation into the deputy-involved shooting, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.
— WCTV Eyewitness News (@WCTV) November 16, 2021
— Jada E. Williams (@JadaEWilliams) November 16, 2021
UPDATE: Lt. Holmes said the wounded hero was in stable condition and had been taken into surgery, according to WCTV.
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