The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene of a deputy involved shooting that occurred this morning in the SE Winter Haven unincorporated area. Deputies responded to the scene after a 36 year old white male stabbed his mother–she has been transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. As deputies were searching for the suspect, he came out and fired at deputies with a handgun. Deputies returned fire and the suspect is deceased. No deputies have been injured.
We will bring you more information as it becomes available.