Plant City PD officer wounds theft suspect in officer-involved shooting

Investigators continue to collect evidence at the scene in Plant City.
Investigators continue to collect evidence at the scene in Plant City.

PLANT CITY, Fla. (WFLA) – A suspect wanted in connection with a robbery Saturday afternoon is in the hospital after being shot by a Plant City police officer.

Around 1:45 p.m., someone called police regarding a theft in progress in the 100 block of Drane Street in Plant City, according to a media release. While police were able to confront the male suspect near his vehicle, he then fled from the officer.

Police said a confrontation between the officer and the suspect began and the officer shot the suspect in self-defense, the release stated.

The unidentified male suspect was taken to the hospital. His condition was not immediately available.

County and state agencies are investigating, which is standard in an officer-involved shooting. The officer was not injured.

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