This morning (10/4/2022) at approximately 11:31 a.m., Winter Haven Officers responded to a disturbance call at 270 Kings Pond Ave., Winter Haven.
The first officer on scene arrived and was speaking with a witness across the street from the residence where the disturbance occurred, when two men from the disturbance residence came outside and starting shooting at each other.
From across the street, our officer turned to see the aggressors shooting towards each other. Due to the imminent danger to the public, our officer fired his weapon in the direction of the aggressors.
The two aggressors were injured and aide was given by our officers on scene. It is unknown at this time what injuries came from the aggressors shooting at each other or if there are any injuries resulting from our officer firing his weapon.
Our officer was not physically injured. The two aggressors were taken to the hospital and condition on either is unknown at this time.
This is very early in the investigation with limited information available. The Tenth Judicial Circuit Task Force, overseen by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, is handling the investigation.
We will send out additional information as it becomes available, however there will not be any further updates this evening.