Man shot after grabbing deputy’s Taser in The Villages, officials say

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies shot a man after they responded to a domestic disturbance incident in The Villages on Thursday night, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said.


Deputies were dispatched to the 17100 block of 71st Lewisfield Terrace around 9:30 p.m.

Photos: Man shot after grabbing deputy’s Taser in The Villages, officials say

MCSO said that while the suspect was on the phone with 911, he refused to give a dispatcher “further information” about the situation at the residence and “was going to get his gun and take care of the situation himself.”

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At the scene, there was a struggle between deputies and the suspect; according to investigators, deputies shot the man after he grabbed a deputy’s tasing device.

Investigators did not name the 35-year-old suspect but said he was taken to a hospital with injuries.

MCSO said both deputies involved in the incident were “safe.”

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will conduct an investigation into the shooting incident.

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