Woman dies after fleeing investigation, shooting at deputies in Pasco Co.

Pasco County

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A woman has died after she tried fleeing from an investigation and shooting at deputies, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies say 40-year-old Bonnie Figueroa-Ortiz fled during an investigation in Port Richey and fired a shot at deputies who also shot back, hitting her once.

She was treated by emergency officials and was pronounced dead. No deputies were injured.

According to the sheriff’s office, Figueroa-Ortiz was reported as missing around 1:30 a.m. Saturday and were responding to another call, unrelated to her missing persons cases, when they came in contact with her.

A criminal investigation regarding the woman is ongoing and will be conducted by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy-involved shooting will be investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

No other information has been released at this time.


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