Osceola County deputy shoots suspect during altercation in traff

Osceola County deputy shoots suspect during altercation in traffic stop

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A deputy who officials said had to pull his gun to protect himself against a suspect was hurt in the line of duty Sunday night. 

Detectives with the Osceola County Sheriff's office say it all unfolded during a traffic stop at about 5:30 p.m. in the Indian Point neighborhood, which is off of South Poinciana Boulevard.

A spokesperson with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office said the deputy was pulling over the suspect for a traffic violation, when he realized that the suspect, who's not being named at this time had outstanding drug charges and a violation of probation warrant.  The deputy tried to arrest the guy, but the suspect took off on foot.

The deputy, who's name we also don't know chased him and officials said that's when the man turned around and "violently" attacked the officer. The deputy shot the suspect.

The suspect was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) where he's listed in critical condition.  The deputy was also treated for non life threatening injuries.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is investigating the shooting.

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