The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting in Davenport.

Bullet-Proof Vest Stops Bullet When Suspect Opens Fire On Polk County Deputy In Davenport

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting in Davenport.
41-year-old Gabriel Batista

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting in Davenport.

A deputy was shot in the chest, but the bullet was stopped by his bullet-proof vest.

The suspect, 41-year-old Gabriel Batista was not injured and was arrested.

According to investigators, shortly after 10:00 pm on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, two deputies responded to the Tanglewood Preserve subdivision regarding a family disturbance.

When they arrived, Batista was not there, but returned to the scene and approached the deputies with his hands behind his back.

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Deputies asked Batista to show his hands and he refused. As one of the deputies tried to Taser him, Batista shot the other deputy in the chest.

The deputy immediately shot back at Batista who threw his gun, and was arrested.

The deputy who was shot was taken to the hospital and may be released later today.

The investigation is ongoing, and more information is expected to be released later this afternoon and this story will be updated.

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