Winter Haven Police Department Release:
Winter Haven Police are on scene of an officer-involved shooting at the Royal Inn, located at 3525 Lake Alfred Rd. (Hwy 17) in Winter Haven. No officers are injured.
The subject has been taken to a local hospital and his condition in unknown at this time. This is very early in the investigation and information is still being gathered.
Here’s what we have so far:
A 9-1-1 call was received at 5:18 a.m. this morning regarding a subject who was threatening suicide. The subject told the 9-1-1- operator that he had a loaded gun in his pocket. When officer approached the subject, he reached into his pocket and pulled out the weapon pointing at the officers. Officers fired upon the subject and he was struck multiple times. Officers immediately began rendering aid and the subject was taken by ground to a local hospital.
We will bring you more as it becomes available.