By Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A Florida man fatally shot a woman in front of a police officer and then was also fatally shot Saturday, authorities said.

While the officer fired at the suspect, it wasn’t immediately known if he was killed by the officer or died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Sarasota Police Chief Jim Rieser.

READ MORE: Tri-Rail Returns To Full Schedule Next Week

The officer responded to a report of gunshots and a woman screaming and arrived to find the man with a gun. The suspect then shot the woman, Rieser said.

The deputy wasn’t injured and was placed on administrative leave under department policy, Rieser said.

READ MORE: Florida Judge Refuses To Toss Out Mask Rule Challenge

Trending On
‘This Pillow Fight Just Got Very Real’: David Hogg Starting Pillow Company To Rival MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell
Florida Middle School Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Student
Major Shakeup For Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Administration

The department didn’t release the names of the officer, the shooter or the woman killed.

MORE NEWS: Pompano Beach Teen Accused Of Making School Threat

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.) Team