A deputy shot a woman after she attempted to run him over in a stolen U-Haul, according to investigators.
Shortly before 4:00 am, deputies affected a traffic stop on a stolen U-Haul pick-up truck in the 200 block of Parkwood Drive, Royal Palm Beach. The vehicle driver, an adult male, was arrested.
While deputies were dealing with the male, a female passenger slid into the driver’s seat and fled the scene.
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Shortly before 5:00 am, the stolen pick-up truck was located at the Royal Inn Hotel.
As deputies were trying to make contact with the female, she fled the area and drove towards the deputy striking him with the vehicle. The deputy discharged his firearm.
The woman fled the scene driving north on Royal Palm Beach Blvd, where she crashed into the fence of a home on Persimmon Blvd and Royal Palm Beach Blvd.
The woman exited the vehicle and ran toward the back of the residence.
Deputies gave chase, and she was quickly apprehended.
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“The female suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. The female suspect, who has outstanding out-of-state warrants, was transported to a local hospital, treated, and will be released to the PBC Jail. The deputy was treated on scene for minor injuries,” said PBSO.
FDLE, PBSO Violent Crimes detectives, and the State Attorney’s Office investigators are investigating this Deputy Involved Shooting.
PBSO Deputy is currently on administrative leave, which is standard department protocol.
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