SARASOTA COUNTY - DEVELOPING: Deputies pursuing a motorist involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Osprey area caught up to the driver near the intersection of Clark and Beneva roads where the suspect was shot after an exchange of gunfire, according to Sarasota Sheriff Tom Knight, SEE BULLET HOLES IN WINDSHIELD ABOVE.
The shooting happened just before 10 a.m. today; the condition of the person who was shot by officers is unknown, though the suspect was flown by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.
The intersection of Clark and Beneva is expected to be closed for several hours today as authorities conduct an investigation. There is no indication that any officers were hurt in the incident, though Knight said one deputy was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Knight said deputies recovered a weapon and a mask from inside the pickup truck, MORE FROM THIS SOURCE....
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