LIVE NOW /
Watch WFLA News Channel 8

Suspect dies after allegedly shooting and wounding Pasco deputy

Pasco County
Terrance Peterson_1559994703875.jpg.jpg

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A suspect who allegedly shot at deputies, wounding one of them, has died. 

Terrance Peterson, 62, was found with a gunshot wound to his head following a standoff in New Port Richey early Saturday morning. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later succumbed to his injuries, authorities said.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office was called to Peterson’s home at about 12:25 a.m. Saturday after Peterson got into an argument with his wife and shot at her Amazon Alexa.

Authorities said Peterson barricaded himself in the home for several hours. When deputies tried to enter the home, authorities say Peterson fired multiple rounds at them.  Deputy Christopher Stone was shot in the leg. A bullet cut his femoral artery and he could have bled to death had it not been for his fellow deputies’ efforts, authorities said. 

Several patrol vehicles and neighboring homes were also struck by gunfire.

Hours later, gas was deployed and a SWAT robot was sent in, then Peterson was found with a gunshot wound to his head. It’s unclear if the wound was self-inflicted or from the exchange in gunfire. He later died. 

Peterson was facing five counts of attempted homicide. 

TRENDING STORIES

MTV’s ‘Floribama Shore’ moving to St. Petersburg

Researchers develop vaccine to possibly prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Hudson woman arrested for encouraging child to kill herself

2 giraffes killed by ‘billion-to-one’ lightning strike at Florida wildlife park

Florida Burger King worker filmed mopping table tops

Tampa Bay woman will be first contestant with autism to compete in Miss Florida

Build-A-Bear ‘pay your age’ returns with limits

‘World’s largest Christmas light maze’ coming to Tropicana Field
 

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Videos

More Video

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss