Pasco County Florida Sheriff's Office

Stolen Vehicle Investigation Leads To Deputy-Involved Shooting In New Port Richey

 Pasco Sheriff's deputies were conducting a stolen vehicle investigation in the area of Rowan Rd. and Trouble Creek Rd. in New Port Richey around 2:20 a.m., when they encountered an adult white male suspect in possession of the stolen vehicle. 
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PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – Pasco Sheriff’s deputies were conducting a stolen vehicle investigation in the area of Rowan Rd. and Trouble Creek Rd. in New Port Richey around 2:20 a.m., when they encountered an adult white male suspect in possession of the stolen vehicle. 

The suspect ran away from deputies and, while doing so, turned and fired a handgun at the deputies who were pursuing the suspect.

One deputy returned fire, striking the suspect, and causing non-life-threatening injuries. No deputies were injured.

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The suspect is in custody, and multiple charges are pending.

Pursuant to PSO’s policy, this shooting is being investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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