‘Ambush in waiting:’ Deputy shoots man in Volusia County

Sheriff Mike Chitwood to hold news conference Friday afternoon

Ambush in waiting:’ Volusia deputy shoots armed man
Ambush in waiting:’ Volusia deputy shoots armed man

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A man was wounded Thursday night in a deputy-involved shooting in Volusia County, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said the man was shot on Tanglewood Road in DeBary, west of U.S. 17 and south of Highbanks Road.

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The man who was shot is expected to survive, according to investigators.

No deputies were injured in the incident, according to the sheriff’s office.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said he will give an update on the shooting at 1 p.m. Friday.

“Thankful that our deputies are going home safe and proud of the way they handled themselves out here,” Chitwood said.

Chitwood said the incident was a perfect example of an “ambush in waiting.”

“Thanks to the training and experience of these deputies, they kept themselves and each other alive and rendered aid to a man who could have killed them,” he said in a statement. “You will see this in the body camera video (Friday), but I just want you to know what these deputies have to be prepared to face every time they respond to a call.”

Man shot in deputy-involved shooting in Volusia County
Man shot in deputy-involved shooting in Volusia County

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