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Hernando deputy shoots man

Hernando Today
Published:   |   Updated: March 7, 2013 at 04:29 PM

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SPRING HILL An unidentified man was shot Wednesday evening in Spring Hill after he attacked a deputy, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

The incident happened shortly after 9 p.m. when residents in the area called authorities to report a suspicious person in the neighborhood.

A deputy, who also has not been identified, made contact with the suspect who was aggressive and attacked the deputy, at which time the deputy shot the man, the report said.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital with what authorities called non-life threatening injuries.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has taken over the investigation.

The incident is also under review by the sheriff's office internal affairs division.

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