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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

04/25/2022

DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING

Deputies with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office were on the lookout this afternoon for a suspect vehicle after a stolen credit card was used at the Wal-Mart in Leesburg. A deputy spotted the vehicle in the Lady Lake area and attempted a traffic stop, at which time the vehicle fled.

At some point during the chase, the deputy, after getting out of his car, reportedly fired shots at the suspect vehicle as it drove towards him.

The three suspects continued to flee before abandoning their vehicle in the Country Life Mobile Home Park in Leesburg. They were ultimately apprehended at a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts after fleeing from the car on foot.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is responding to investigate the shooting, which is standard procedure.

Two of the suspects were transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center with what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Additional details will be released as they become available.

Released by John Herrell

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