Deputy injured in shootout with suspect in Polk County

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating a deputy-involved shooting.

Deputies said a man was shot by a deputy in a shootout in Mulberry.

Investigators said the man was shooting at deputies along Nichols Road Sunday night.

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One of the deputies was hurt in the arm and is expected to be OK.

The condition of the man who was shot is not known.

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So far, investigators haven’t released the name of the suspect who was shot or what happened before the shooting.

Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.