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Deputies shoot man who pulled gun during traffic stop

September 27, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in Florida shot a man who they say got out of his pickup truck during a traffic stop and pointed a gun at them.

Orange County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Ingrid Tejada-Monforte said in a new release that the incident happened Wednesday night near Orlando.

Tejada-Monforte said the deputies were in an unmarked vehicle when they stopped the truck. They fired when the man, who is white, pointed the gun at them. The man was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery. His condition was not immediately available. A woman who was in the truck was not injured and is being interviewed by detectives.

The case is under review by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the three deputies are on administrative leave pending their findings.

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