TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — Another police involved shooting in central Florida took place this weekend.READ MORE: COVID-19 Deaths Near 58,000 As Hospitalizations Drop
Authorities say a police officer is on administrative leave following the shooting of a suspect.
The Tampa Police Department says in a statement that the officer shot the man during an altercation Sunday morning.
Two officers were called to the scene for a report that two men were trespassing in a vacant house.READ MORE: State Heads Off Debt Collectors On Overpayments Of Unemployment Aid
One of the men got into a fight with the two officers, and one of the officers fired his weapon, striking the man.
The police agency says the officer feared for his life.
The officers weren’t injured, and the wounded suspect was taken to a hospital.MORE NEWS: Police: Ferrari Driver Struck, Thrown Off Sunny Isles Bridge
The police agency says it doesn’t know the condition of the man, who wasn’t immediately identified. (© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)