Deputies thwart potential active shooter at supermarket in Florida
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (Gray News) - Authorities in Florida helped prevent what they say could have been an active shooter situation earlier this week.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies were called to a Publix supermarket on South Military Trail in the Greenacres area about a suspicious person with a gun in the parking lot on Monday evening.
The sheriff’s office said the person fired several shots in the air before deputies arrived.
Deputies attempted to de-escalate the situation upon arrival. However, the armed 21-year-old man reportedly began to wave the gun threateningly at deputies when one of them shot him.
Palm Beach authorities said the man was transported to a hospital in critical condition with the deputy on paid leave with the incident under investigation.
The sheriff’s office said the man has mental health services records.
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