Florida deputy shot in intense gun battle with angry husband

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By: Associated Press
June 9, 2019

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - A Florida deputy has been shot in what a sheriff is calling an "absolute gun battle" with a domestic violence suspect.

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco says deputies were responding to a fight between a husband and wife just after midnight Saturday.

When they arrived, the sheriff said 62-year-old Terrance Peterson fired multiple rounds, striking several police cruisers as well as multiple homes.

The sheriff said Peterson "tried to kill everybody that was outside the house, all those deputies."

An unidentified deputy fired back into the house and was shot in the leg. As gunshots were being fired, Nocco says fellow deputies applied a tourniquet and removed the injured deputy from the scene.

Bay News 9 reports Peterson barricaded himself inside for hours before being taken into custody. He's facing five counts of attempted homicide.

The deputy underwent surgery and is expected to recover.

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