PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place near a Dollar General in Dade City Thursday morning.
Authorities told News Channel 8 the incident began as a traffic stop near the intersection of 14th Street and Main Avenue before “things came up.” Officers said the driver, later identified as Charnell Parker, was driving without a license at the time and attempted to drive away from the police.
A pursuit insued but was ended approximately 2 miles away near the intersection of US Highway 98 and Payne Road.
Parker was ultimately shot and suffered a non-life-threatening injury. She was airlifted to an area hospital.
No officers were injured in the shooting.
According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, deputies are assisting the Dade City Police Department.
“While PSO was not involved in the initial incident in any way, PSO members have a large presence in this area while they assist DCPD. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement in holding crime scenes with forensics,” deputies said in a tweet.
The officer who used lethal force was placed on administrative leave per department policy. They were with the Dade City Police Department for roughly three years prior to the incident.
Parker faces several charges including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, driving with a suspended license, and driving without a valid registration
Additional information was not immediately provided.
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