Woman Shot After Firing At Deputies

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News Release: Associated Press News

INTERLACHEN, Fla. (AP) -- A north Florida woman is hospitalized after being shot by sheriff's deputies responding to her calls about prowlers outside her home.

Putnam County Sheriff's Sgt. Hancel Woods says Diana Lucille Conner was shot after she came out of her house and fired a rifle.

Woods tells The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/19Iu3Eu) that Conner called the sheriff's office early Monday, but she didn't believe that the deputies who responded were law enforcement, even after they turned on their patrol cars' emergency lights.

Deputies left Conner's Interlachen home, then returned about two hours later when neighbors complained that Conner called them about a prowler. Woods says deputies ordered Conner to drop her weapon, but she opened fire instead.

The deputies fired back. The sheriff's office says Conner was struck four times.

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