• Police: Armed man shot by officer during domestic abuse call in Holly Hill


    HOLLY HILL, Fla. - An armed man was shot by a Holly Hill police officer who was investigating a domestic abuse call at a home on South Flamingo Drive early Monday morning, according to authorities.   

    Police said they responded to the call following an incident that happened on Ridgewood Avenue in the City of Daytona Beach earlier in the evening.

    Officers said Michael Morrison, 56, was armed with a handgun and refused requests by police to come out of the home. 

    Authorities said that during the standoff, Morrison pointed the gun at a Holly Hill police officer and that's when the officer shot Morrison in the torso. 

    Morrison was taken into custody and transported to Halifax Health Medical Center where he was treated and released for a non-life-threatening wound. 

    Police said Morrison was booked into the Volusia County Jail on charges of domestic violence and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.  Additional charges are pending. 

    "This incident drives home the extreme dangers our officers face each day in defense of the peace and security of our community.  I am very thankful that none of our personnel were injured or killed.  We will await the outcome of the FDLE investigation before further comment," said Holly Hill Police Chief Mark Barker.  

    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.

    Police said the officer was placed on paid administrative leave.

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