Wanted fugitive shot by deputies in Flagler County neighborhood

Sheriff: Suspect pulled out gun during traffic stop

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A man described by authorities as a wanted fugitive was shot late Wednesday by Flagler County deputies, according to sheriff’s officials.

Investigators said they spotted the man just before midnight in a neighborhood south of State Road 100 near Crescent Lake and attempted a traffic stop.

Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly sayid when deputies pulled the car over, the man pulled out a gun, prompting three deputies to open fire.

The man, whose name has not been released, was taken to Halifax Health Hospital in Daytona Beach.

No deputies were injured.

The Sheriff provided an update on the shooting Thursday afternoon and can be viewed below:

Investigators said the man has an extensive criminal history and was considered a “national fugitive with multiple warrants out for his arrest.”

“We never want to shoot anybody, but sometimes suspects do things that cause a response that occurred tonight,” Staly said in an interview with News 6.

Staly said body camera video will be reviewed, but all evidence points to the deputy-involved shooting being a justified use of force.

Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates on this developing story.

About the Authors:

John Ambrogne is an executive producer for News 6 and has been with WKMG-TV since 2012. John graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University and has covered breaking news and major events in Central Florida since 2002.