Armed trespasser shot by deputies near horse pasture, Sheriff's Office says
DELAND, Fla. - A man accused of trespassing on a horse pasture was shot by deputies, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies responded to multiple reports of an armed man at a horse pasture in the area of Cooter Pond Road in DeLand (east Lake County) on Sunday afternoon.
When deputies arrived, officials said the suspect ran away into a wooded area.
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Deputies searched the woods and said they found him, at which time he was shot, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.
Investigators said the suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital.
The Sheriff's Office has requested that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) investigate the shooting, which is standard protocol.
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No deputies were injured in the incident.
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