Osceola Co. deputy-in-training shoots, injures man
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A man is in stable condition after an Osceola County deputy-in-training shot him during a disturbance investigation.
Major Jacob Ruiz, with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies were investigating a disturbance on Conrad Court at around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.
“While deputies were on scene investigating, they encountered a male and shots were fired,” Major Ruiz said.
Deputies have not said whether the man had a gun, what led to the shooting or why the deputy-in-training pulled out his gun.
Ruiz said the deputy-in-training is a sworn officer and was working with a senior deputy at the time of the shooting.
“When a deputy starts off, basically he will be with a senior deputy who’s a certified trainer," he said.
The deputy was not hurt and is being put on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.