TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting near the Jasmine Terrace Apartments Tuesday evening.
Sheriff Chad Chronister told members of the media that a deputy responded for a report domestic violence at the apartments just before 8 p.m. When he arrived at the scene, he made contact with a suspect who was walking away from the apartments.
Chronister says the deputy and the 17-year-old suspect got into an altercation at which point the deputy “deployed deadly force.” The teenager was transported to a local hospital and remains in critical condition.
Investigators say they have not found a weapon belonging to the suspect at the scene.