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[Original Publish Date: 05/02/21]
DeLAND, Florida — A man is being treated at a local hospital after he was shot by a Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputy Sunday afternoon.
LCSO deputies responded to multiple reports of an armed trespasser in a horse pasture in the area of 43340 Cooter Pond Road in the DeLand area of east Lake County around 1:15 p.m. Sunday, according to LCSO Lt. John Herrell. The man fled into a wooded area as an LCSO deputy arrived.
“Deputies searched the wooded area for the suspect and ultimately encountered him, at which time he was shot,“ Herrell said in a press release.
The suspect has non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital, Herrell said. The man’s name is not being released at this time.
LCSO has requested the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to investigate, standard procedure in a law enforcement-involved shooting.
This is a developing story.
Our Editor-in-Chief, Marilyn M. Aciego, began writing for Lake Legal News in 2010. Born and raised in Lake County, she is a graduate of Umatilla High School and Lake-Sumter State College. She started her journalism career at LSSC, where she was editor of both student publications, The Angler and The Odyssey. Her professional career began at the Daily Commercial in 2004 where she covered cops and courts the majority of her time there until she left in 2009. Currently, along with being Editor-in-Chief of Lake Legal News, she is the Florida bureau chief for an international media organization. She has made more than two dozen appearances on live national television, including Nancy Grace and the Greta Van Susteren show, along with her appearance on Evil Twins. Contact her with breaking news, tips, and feedback by sending an e-mail to 352Tips@gmail.com. You can also contact us on our Facebook page — and make sure you “Like” and “Follow us” there. [PHOTO CREDIT: Bonnie Whicher]