Deputies: 18-year-old shot while attacking two women

- The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said an 18-year-old was shot when he attacked two women at a condo complex in Tarpon Springs.

The incident happened early Saturday morning at the Pine Ridge condo complex off of East Lake Road.

According to investigators, the suspect, identified as Daniel Morley, was banging on the door of a 52-year-old woman's home. The woman opened the door because Morley appeared to be injured, but he began making incoherent statements and physically attacked the woman, deputies said.

The commotion caught the attention of a neighbor, a 31-year-old woman who was home with her 3-year-old child and armed with a gun.

Deputies said that resident opened her door and confronted Morley while he was attacking her neighbor. He lunged at her and she opened fire, shooting Morley in the leg, investigators said.

According to deputies, the suspect forced his way into the condo after being shot and began physically attacking the woman. More neighbors tried to intervene, allowing the woman and her child to go hide in the bathroom.

Deputies then arrived at the scene, and a struggle ensued between Morley and the deputies. They tried using an electronic control device on the suspect, but it had no effect. Deputies were able to handcuff him during the scuffle.

Morley was taken to a hospital for treatment. He is being charged with battery, burglary with battery, battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. Deputies said Morley was believed to be impaired during the incident.

The women, child and deputies were all treated for minor injuries.

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