Polk County shooting leaves deputy injured, suspect hospitalized, officials say

The suspect involved in a deputy-involved shooting in Mulberry was hospitalized, according to the sheriff's office, and one of the deputies had a minor injury to his arm.

The shooting occurred on Nichols Road. According to investigators, an armed male suspect fired a weapon at deputies, and they returned fire. They said the suspect threatened to commit suicide.

The suspect, who has not been identified, was taken to a nearby hospital and has non-life threatening injuries.

Officials said a deputy was struck in the arm. He was treated and released from a local hospital with minor injuries.

The sheriff's office hasn't released information on what led up to the shooting. 

Sheriff Grady Judd is expected to release additional information during an afternoon press conference.