• Marion County officials shoot man accused of making threats, driving toward them

    By: Christopher Boyce , Myrt Price

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    MCINTOSH, Fl. - One man was sent to the hospital after being shot Monday afternoon where Marion County deputies said he was causing a disturbance. 

    Deputies were initially called out to the 20800 block of 12 Street in McIntosh due to a disturbance call, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. 

    The caller told officials that a man was sitting in his car outside her home and making threats toward to her and her family. Deputies said the man also threatened to "run over anyone who came near him."

    "His behavior was erratic," said Lauren Lettelier of the Marion County Sheriff's Office. 


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    Upon deputies' arrival, the subject became uncooperative and would not listen to commands, according to MCSO.  

    Witnesses said the man got in and out of his vehicle before driving toward deputies, who then fired shots. 

    "He said you're not taking me and he said I'm going home," said Lettelier. "At one point he said (he) was going to count to three. The third time he approached them with his moving vehicle, they started shooting. 

    Witnesses said the man was able to get out of the vehicle and surrender. 

    The subject is currently in stable condition at the hospital. Officials said that once he's released he'll be transferred to the Marion County Jail. 

    The investigation remains ongoing. 

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