Deland man shot in the leg, arrested after confronting woman, police say

Woman brandished handgun at 30-year-old after he confronted her outside C’s Waffles

Britten Polk, 30 (DeLand Police Department)

DeLand, Fla. – A 30-year-old man was shot in the leg and arrested Monday following a confrontation with a woman outside a waffle business, according to the DeLand Police Department.

Britten Polk, 30, confronted a woman outside of C’s Waffles at 413 S. Woodland Blvd. due to rumors about something she may have said about him, police said.

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According to police, the two had previously been in a romantic relationship.

As Polk approached the woman, she pulled out a handgun, holding it toward the ground, records show.

Reports indicate that a struggle ensued between the two, leading to the firearm going off and a round hitting Polk in his right leg.

Police said bystanders were eventually able to separate the two, at which point Polk fled to a relative’s home at the 300 block of North Orange Avenue.

Polk was later taken to a hospital in Daytona Beach with non-life-threatening injuries before police arrested him, the department said.

Polk faces charges for felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor battery.


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