OCALA (CBSMiami/AP) — A man who reportedly assaulted a pregnant woman over the weekend was shot by a deputy while he was being taken into custody.READ MORE: Miami Police Department Sees Record Number of Applications In Hours
Sunday morning, the woman told Marion County Sheriff’s deputies that Daniel Lee Irwin, 26, was on drugs and he had broken her finger, punched her and threatened to kill her daughter. She added that he threatened to get into a shootout with deputies if she called 911.
Investigators found Irwin at an Ocala construction company after tracking him through a heavily wooded area.READ MORE: ‘Greyson’s Law’ To Add Protections For Children At Risk Of Parental Harm
Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Lauren Lettelier said Deputy Matt Hooper shot Irwin while making the arrest, wounding the suspect, who remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Letterlier did not say what prompted Hooper to fire his weapon. Hooper wasn’t hurt.MORE NEWS: Monroe County Commissioner Eddie Martinez Facing Domestic Violence Charge
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