LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) — The Largo Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Saturday night.
A report from the department said officers were sent to 144th Lane North on a domestic disturbance call at 9:50 p.m.. The officers were told a man was at his ex-girlfriend’s home and getting into a fight with neighbors after damaging her car.
A witness also told dispatch that the man was armed and had fired a gunshot already.
The LPD said when officers got to the scene, they made contact with the man, who was seen holding a rifle. However, the interaction turned violent as a shooting broke out between three officers and the suspect, although the department did not say who fired first.
No civilians or officers were hurt in the officer-involved shooting, but the alleged gunman was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
However, two other officers were taken to a hospital for precautionary treatment after getting into a wreck while responding to the domestic disturbance call.
The situation is still under an active investigation, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now involved, per standard procedure.