Polk County Sheriffs Office Press Release
PCSO is investigating a deputy-involved shooting that occurred this evening in unincorporated Auburndale. Here are some preliminary details:
Around 7:45 pm this evening, Sunday, July 22, 2018, a PCSO traffic deputy conducted a traffic stop on Daughtery Road near Pearce Road in north Lakeland. The suspect, for unknown reasons, drove his car at the deputy and hit the deputy with his car. The deputy rolled onto the hood of his patrol car but is going to be okay. The suspect fled the scene, ending up heading eastbound on I-4 and then the Polk Parkway.
PCSO deputies were in pursuit of the fleeing suspect, and forced his car off the road on Berkely Road, at the end of Pace Road (Pace runs off of the Parkway and that is where the suspect exited) in unincorporated Auburndale.
Once the suspect’s vehicle was stopped, he jumped out and the shooting occurred. No deputies were injured in the shooting. Deputies treated the suspect for his injuries until Polk County Fire Rescue responded and transported him to a local hospital.