Winter Haven Police Shoot A Man


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Winter Haven, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Five police officers are on paid administrative leave after shooting a man who came at them with a gun at the Royal Inn on Highway 17.

Officers were called to the motel about a man who was threatening suicide. When officers arrived and approached the man, he reached into his pocket, pulled out a pistol and pointed it at the officers. The officers then opened fire.

The man was hit multiple times and is hospitalized.  His name or condition have not yet been released.

Police Chief Charlie Bird says the man shot was suicidal because his wife had died recently.


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