Lakeland Police: Officer shoots, wounds armed man
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A man was hospitalized in critical condition following an officer-involved shooting in Florida. Sgt. Gary Gross tells news outlets 46-year-old Paul Dunn of the Lakeland Police Department shot a man who was armed with a handgun Monday night.
Gross says officers had received a call from a female seeking assistance in getting personal items out of a house. She said she wanted to avoid and altercation with a male.
When officers arrived, they knocked on the door to make contact with the male. One officer could see through a window that the man appeared to have a gun. Officers commanded him to drop the weapon. When he came out, he was still armed. Dunn then shot the man, who was later taken to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
Dunn will be placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.