Off-duty Florida deputies shoot man they say tried to rob them

Deputies were trying to purchase jet skis

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WILDWOOD, Fla. - Two off-duty Florida sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a man they say tried to rob them after they responded to an advertisement of jet skis for sale.

The Daily Commercial reported the Hernando County deputies went to a Wildwood home Sunday in civilian clothes after seeing the ad and were met by 19-year-old Terrance Jones Jr.

The deputies said Jones pulled a gun to rob them and refused to drop it after they identified themselves and pulled their guns. They said Jones fired shots and they shot him in the leg.

The homeowner told Sumter County investigators he didn't recognize Jones and had not put the jet skis up for sale.

Jones is charged with robbery, assault and other felonies and is being held without bail. Jail records don't indicate if he has an attorney.

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